Suicide Prevention: Black Youth Lives Matter Too! | NASW-NYS Continuing Education

Presenter(s): Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Members: $60

Non-Members: $75

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed psychologists.

 

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Workshop Description

In the last several decades, suicide attempts among black adolescents has increased by 73% while attempts among white youth have decreased. Why aren’t we sounding the alarm and doing more to raise awareness of this crisis?

During this workshop we will discuss the additional challenges faced by black youth, explore strategies to break down barriers, increase cultural competency amongst providers and the role of racial socialization as a protective strategy in reducing suicide attempts amongst black youth.

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the impact of structural oppression and systemic racism on help seeking
  • Increase awareness of Racial Identity Development and explore strategies to improve cultural competency
  • Identify 3 racial socialization strategies to increase protective factors for black youth
  • Define internalized oppression and identify its contribution to feelings of hopelessness
  • Identify DBT techniques that can assist youth (and adults) in emotional regulation and distress tolerance

 

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This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s).

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).

 

Presenter(s):

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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