Introduction to Critical Dis/ability
Thursday, December 8th, 2022
5:30pm to 7:00pm EST
Presenter: Leah Plasse, LCSW
NASW-NYS Members: $15
NASW Other Chapter Member: $30
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE
This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists
It is imperative for social workers to engage in conversations and trainings focused on dis/ability. The area of disability includes physical, mental, or developmental differences that often intersect with other identities, and impact multiple areas of peoples’ lives. For example Iin NYC, 25% of subway stations are accessible, Black and brown students are disproportionately labeled as “emotionally disturbed” on IEPs compared to white students, and only 35 percent of working-age people with dis/abilities were employed, compared with 74% of those without dis/abilities. The presenter for this training will address key questions around dis/ability, such as: Wwhat does accessible really mean and who defines it; How does our understanding of race, gender, and class influence our understanding of ability; How do we understand power and powerlessness in the context of societal norms? Using the tenets of critical dis/ability theory and the dis/ability justice framework, this workshop will describe dis/abilities, explore misconceptions about dis/ability, interrogate personal biases and co-create standards for more inclusive spaces and practices.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define the components of Critical Dis/Ability theory
- Operationalize the tenets of Critical Dis/Ability theory
- Define and operationalize the Dis/Ability Justice Framework
- Describe ableism and its manifestation in practice
This workshop is approved for 1.5 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).
Leah Plasse, LCSW. Leah (she/her) LCSW, is a white Jewish New Yorker, school social worker working with older adolescents in the South Bronx for over 10 years and an activist organizing since she was a teenager. She is invested in un/learning the multitude of ways social work upholds white supremacy and reinforces oppressive systems. Leah co-founded and facilitates the Mandated Reporters Against Mandated Reporting group and has facilitated workshops ranging from anti-racist trainings for white clinicians to abolitionist demands for equitable schools to Jews for a free Palestine. Leah Practices from an intersectional, anti-racist, anti-capitalist systems perspective that centers holistic community healing.
|NASW Other Chapter Member||$30.00|
|NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member||$0.00|
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