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Social Work Practice with Immigrant Families

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Social Work Practice with Immigrant Families




6.5 contact hours are available. Please see below for details.

$250 single; $200 each for 5 or more

Alumni will receive a $50 discount. Please email swope@columbia.edu for the promotional code. Your email should contain your name and the year you graduated.

*Open to the public


Subject/Topic:

As news about the negative impact of tearing immigrant families apart makes the daily news, many people are asking what they can do to help. Before engaging in any outreach, however, there are basic steps that social workers need to take in order to have authentic engagement with immigrant families.

Using a social justice and anti-oppression lens, this workshop will go over these steps and provide participants with a comprehensive framework for social work practice with immigrant families.

Workshop Description

This full day interactive workshop integrates lecture, discussion, case studies and small and large group activities. It frames current immigrant experiences from an ecological perspective and includes: pre-migration, migration and resettlement experiences; theoretical frameworks; immigration policies and statuses; demographics and issues specific to present day immigrant families; deconstruction of the negative stereotypes, racism, religious prejudices and fears that feed a nativist movement and inform policy, and social work best practices for working effectively with immigrants and their families.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a beginning understanding of immigration laws past and present as well as terms and concepts associated to the immigrant and refugee experience.
  • Identify the major schools of thought on immigration and understand why people migrate and their resettlement process.
  • Discuss the stages of migration (Diane Drachmann’s three level approaches).
  • List the various categories of immigration statuses and how they differ from one another.
  • Describe today’s immigrants.
  • List the acculturation and resettling process and its stressors.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of a social justice perspective with respect to working with immigrants.
  • Develop a framework for working with immigrant families.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsive practices in working with immigrant families using trauma informed practices.



Presenter:

Dr. Christiana Best, Ph.D., LMSW is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Connecticut. She is also the 1st Vice President for the New York City (NYC) chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, where she co-chairs the Immigration and Global Social Work Committee. Dr. Best’s research and publications focus on two specific areas: child welfare and immigration. – including the book “The Long Goodbye: Challenges of Transnational Parenting.” Prior to joining the faculty at USJ, Dr. Best worked in the NYC child welfare system for 30 years and curated the “Historical Child Welfare Timeline Exhibit: A Transformational Experience,” which chronicled 200 years of inequities and racial disparities in child welfare policies, procedures, and practices. The project promotes social justice and equity for all children, youth, and families, which aligns with her personal and professional values. Both Dr. Best and the exhibit have participated in national child welfare forums and conferences


​Continuing Education Contact Hours Information

In order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation.

6.5 contact hours will be awarded for NYS, NJ and CT licensed social workers. Licensed social workers for other states, please email swope@columbia.edu. Columbia University School of Social Work is a CSWE accredited institution.

CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW‐0021

*Certificates will be emailed within 30 days of the workshop

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click here.

Cancellation policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.




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