Applying an Intersectional Lens to Trauma in the Black LGBTQIA+ Community

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Applying an Intersectional Lens to Trauma in the Black LGBTQIA+ Community

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, 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
While there is immense power in being both a person of color and LGBTQIA+, having multiple marginalized identities can magnify discrimination and increase susceptibility to traumatic experiences. Supportive parents, professionals, and communities are essential in providing support and affirmation to empower and amplify the voices of, and advocate for, equity and justice of Black LGBTQIA+ individuals.

The instructor will use the Minority Stress Model to teach participants to apply an intersectional lens to the unique experiences of Black LGBTQIA + people and learn the importance of practicing cultural humility to engage in conversations and strategies for healing that are trauma responsive and person centered.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Utilize the Minority Stress Model to apply an intersectional lens to trauma experienced by Black LGBTQIA+ people.

  • Define cultural humility and its ethical application to providing trauma responsive and person-centered healing spaces

  • Describe the role of parents, professionals and the overall community in serving as a protective factor and advancing equity and justice for Black LGBTQIA+ people.

  • Identify issues with  the focus of individual resilience and recognize how ecological context promotes well-being

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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June 10th, 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