Reproductive Justice: What Social Workers Need to Know

 Registration is closed for this event




Reproductive Justice: What Social Workers Need to Know

Thursday, June 23, 2022

10:00 am to 12:30 pm EST


Presenter: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, LCSW, MBE


CE Credit Fee (members and non-members): $25


Attendance Only: FREE

Click here to register for attendance only

(no CE credits)


NASW-NYS feels strongly that the content of this presentation should be available and accessible to all social workers. All social workers can attend this program for free without CE credit attached. The NYS Chapter is extending our member CE reduced rate to all social workers who would like to attend with CE attached.


This workshop is approved for 2.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

Register Now


Workshop Description

As assaults on reproductive health continue across the country and the United States stands on the precipice of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the time is now for social workers to learn about the tenets of Reproductive Justice (RJ). A framework developed by minoritized groups in the 1990s, RJ moves the abortion discourse beyond “choice” and considers the elements that contribute to or hinder true bodily autonomy: the right to have a child, the right to not have a child, and the right raise a child in safe and healthy environments. As RJ especially considers the impact of legislation, policy, and intervention on vulnerable communities, it is especially relevant during today’s socio-political climate. This course will introduce, define, and explore the tenets of RJ and how they directly apply to social work advocacy and practice. Concrete suggestions for advocacy and intervention will also be provided.  


Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand how Reproductive Justice applies directly to social work practice
  • Identify and define the tenets of Reproductive Justice
  • Apply the tenets of Reproductive Justice to appreciate the impact of the overturning of Roe v. Wade on historically minoritized communities
  • Identify concrete ways of advocating for Reproductive Justice

This workshop is approved for 2.5 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).

Return to the top




Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, LCSW, MBE  is an administrator, clinician, and author with a special focus on reproductive justice and injustice, particularly as it impacts individuals who experience fetal anomaly and later abortion. Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt’s published “ACCEPT” and “DOUBLE RAINBOW” (with Judith McCoyd, PhD, LCSW) approaches are the sole interventions available for social workers working with clients who have made the heartbreaking choice to end a wanted pregnancy. A clinician-activist-scholar, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt has been featured in advertisements by Planned Parenthood and repeatedly welcomed at press conferences with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is currently the Acting Director of the Doctorate of Social Work at Rutgers University and a clinician in private practice.



Register Now




Return to the top


June 23rd, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $25.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $25.00
Non-Member $25.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00