Addressing Racism in Social Work Education

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Addressing Racism in Social Work Education

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST


Presenter: Charla Yearwood, MSSW, LSW


NASW Other Chapter Member: $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

At first glance, the profession of social work seems to be rooted in social justice and committed to the fight against all forms of injustice. However, the data suggests that much of our work perpetuates racism and white supremacy. If we are going to uproot white supremacy in the social work profession, we must address the racism that exists on every level, including within social work education. This workshop takes a reflective look on the ways white supremacy is maintained, and even perpetuated, through social work education and training. This training also considers the role the Council on Social Work Education has in the development of an antiracist social work profession. All participants will be challenged to consider the ways we prepare social workers for practice and how well we’re living up to our own professional standards. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the ways racism shapes the systems of higher education.
  • Describe the demographic make up of the social work profession.
  • Engage in critical reflections regarding the ways we train social workers.
  • Describe the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) role in the upholding of the social work profession.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Charla Cannon Yearwood (she/her), MSSW, LSW, is a licensed social worker, having earned her MSSW from University of Tennessee Knoxville. She believes that we are all connected in community. Meaning, her healing is tied to your healing. She sees therapy, education, and effective services for the community as part of our liberation work. Along with her practice, Connected in Community, LLC, Charla is also an adjunct social work professor. Her teaching and research focus is Black liberation, challenging white supremacy in the social work profession, community organizing, and distance education. Charla lives in Indiana along with her husband, two little humans, dog, and cat. As a family, they’re obsessed with all things Disney and enjoy a good sing-a-long. Although Charla loves a good adventure and discovering someplace new, she’s an introvert who could spend days snuggled under a blanket, rotating between popular reality TV, naps, Twitter, and novels.  



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September 29th, 2021 12:00 PM through  2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $ 40.00
Non-Member $ 50.00
NASW-NYS Student Member $ 0.00