Suicide Prevention: Black Youth Lives Matter Too!

NASW New York State

Mark Wills 0 644
1 p.m.-4 p.m.

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.

See My Color: Why Racial Colorblindness is Unethical

NASW NY State Chapter

Cat McDonald 0 571

1 - 4 pm ET

As a counselor, not only is it unrealistic to be racially colorblind, it is dangerous and does more harm than good. If you don't see my color, you can't see me. And if you can't see me, how can you empathize with my racial experiences, accept my whole being and validate my perspectives? During this training, participants will be introduced to racial colorblindness as a type of microaggression, and how to address this within practice settings and personal life.

Voter Mobilization as Civic Engagement

NASW New York City, NASW New York State and Voting is Social Work

Mark Wills 0 519
6 - 8 pm ET

A call to action, this event focuses on the need for voter mobilization efforts in the state of New York. Attendees will hear from Dr. Mimi Abramovitz as well as her colleague, Dr. Sabrina W. Tyuse as they discuss rising threats to democracy, the Voting Is Social Work voter registration campaign, and how social workers are uniquely positioned to help get out the vote in the coming elections.

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