From Colorblind to Colorbrave

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From Colorblind to Colorbrave

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Crystal Bennet, LMSW


NASW Other Chapter Member: $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 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

It is imperative for social workers to practice self-awareness, cultural humility, and disrupt bias when engaging with clients from diverse membership groups. Through the use of reflective activities, video clips, storytelling and small/large group discussions, this workshop will provide a foundation for individuals and organizations to jumpstart their equity journey through an anti-racist lens. The instructor will also address how
bias and microaggressions present in social work practice, and strategies for addressing and disrupting bias. 


Learning Objectives

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

  • Define racism at the individual, interpersonal and institutional levels
  • Describe how racial colorblindness as a racial microaggression upholds white
  • Identify 3 racial disparities that exist and the role in recognizing race in order to empathize, advocate and create space for conversations around differences
  • Explain the connection between implicit bias, stereotyping and
  • Describe how bias and microaggressions show up and how they can be crippling to the mission, vision and values of an organization and community
  • Name strategies for disrupting bias

This workshop is approved for 3.0 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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Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW, has been working with youth and families for nearly 20 years. She is committed to empowering, engaging, educating and advocating in order to implement trauma-informed strategies for individuals and communities. Mrs. Bennett earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology from Wells College and went on to complete her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. During her career, Ms. Bennett has demonstrated a passion in sharing her personal and professional experiences with others to serve marginalized individuals and prevent re-traumatization. She has experience in directing child & youth service programs for the Department of the Navy with a history of providing program oversight and accountability in accordance with the Department of Defense, COA, & BGCA Requirements. Additionally, she has consulted with schools on policy development and has managed residential treatment facilities and foster care programs. Ms. Bennett is a life longer learner and has provided education and support to foster families, facilitated psychoeducation programs for youth, responded to crisis hotline calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and trained behavioral healthcare professionals in the areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Competency and serving LGBT youth.  



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February 4th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00