Demystifying Islam and Addressing the Impacts of Islamophobia on Individuals and Communities



Demystifying Islam and Addressing the Impacts of Islamophobia on Individuals and Communities

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

9:00am to 12:00pm ET


Presenter: Qur-an Webb, LMSW and Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $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

This course will review the main teachings of Islam, including an overview of Muslim practices and rituals, and what Muslim communities look like in the modern world.  The presenters will discuss ways that islamophobia impacts individuals and communities, as well as strategies and tools for engaging with the Muslim population. The workshop will describe and analyze media portrayals of Islam, utilizing media as an example for the ways Muslims have been interpreted and misinterpreted throughout society. Utilizing case studies and examples, the presenters will provide solution-focused strategies for social workers to continue to increase their competencies and humility in their work with the Islamic population.    


Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe basic history and teachings of Islam 
2. Identify core practices and rituals of Islam
3. Discuss the role(s) media has played in the portrayal of Islam 
4. Define islamophobia, and explain the social, emotional, and psychological impact of islamophobia in individuals and communities, and ways social workers can address this.
5. Discuss strength-based solution focused strategies for engaging Muslim clients with competence and humility

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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Marcus Stallworth, LMSW, is the Director of Director of Learning and Organizational Development at Welcome 2 Reality, LLC. Marcus operates with an assertive hands-on approach.  Spending close to 20 years providing Child Protective Services, he is recognized by the State of Connecticut as an expert witness, providing testimony in numerous court proceedings. He has spearheaded several initiatives to promote fathers' engagement, prevent abuse and neglect, and address the dangers of social media. He has direct experience educating and supporting victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, training staff on sexual orientation and gender identity, and advocating for those in foster care. Marcus serves on the Board of Directors of the National Foster Parent Association and plays a leadership role in Connecticut's Fatherhood Engagement Leadership Team (FELT). He is also a member of Media Literacy Now’s National Advisory Council, which provides educators with advocacy and resources on media literacy education in schools.
Webb-Qur-an.jpgQur-an Webb, LMSW, is the Director of Operations at Welcome 2 Reality, LLC. Qur-an has been in the social work field for over 20 years. Qur-an is the Connecticut Chapter Lead for Media Literacy Now which focuses on education around media literacy. In this role, Qur-an was instrumental in getting Public Act No. 15-94 and Public Act No. 17-67 passed in Connecticut which now mandates school systems to educate the safe use of social media and computer programming instruction and create an advisory council related to digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy. He also works as an independent contractor and is an adjunct instructor. Qur-an is the vice president of the Association of Black Sports Officials. In this role, Qur-an advocates for the rights of and opportunities for Black sports officials and pushes for equality among officials. He also provides training and professional development opportunities domestically and internationally for the company.


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March 12th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00