Social Work Practice with Immigrant Families
Date(s) - 12/15/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
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.
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.