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July 2014

Queer Justice: The Intersection of LGBTQ Issues and Criminal Justice

July 24, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

July 24, 2014 (Thursday, 8 am to 6 pm): Queer Justice: The Intersection of LGBTQ Issues and Criminal Justice will feature local and national experts and include a field visit to a local LGBT mental health advocacy and support agency, Rainbow Heights. Keynote Speakers NYS Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell Tarynn M. Witten, PhD, LCSW, FGSA Pre-Event Registration is required: http://goo.gl/GbUIXn Admission is free. Donations to Rainbow Heights are welcome. Download announcement…

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Social Work Rising

July 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 24, 2014 (Saturday, 6-9 pm): 'SOCIAL WORK RISING': An Inaugural Empowerment Event that features Social Work Leaders and Allies on the Forefront of Justice (7/24 6-9 pm). Free registration at:http://goo.gl/jhwR2T Download announcement here PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT, ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS CAN REQUEST TO HOST A SOCIAL WORK RISING EVENT BY CONTACTING: btep@fordham.edu

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21st Century Forensic Practice: Beyond Cultural Competence

July 25, 2014 - July 27, 2014

July 25-27, 2014 (Friday to Sunday): 21st Century Forensic Practice: Beyond Cultural Competence. An international conference in collaboration with the National Organization of Forensic Social Work and other local, national, and international sponsors and supporters. Conference description: In this century of changing demographics and policy and system reform, this year’s NOFSW conference will feature inter-professional learning opportunities on how to integrate cultural competence with justice in clinical, organizational, community, and policy practice.  This year’s conference will advance a new century…

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Elder and Inter-generational Family Justice

July 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 27, 2014 (Saturday): Elder and Inter-generational Family Justice. This event Features Bob Blancato of the Elder Justice Coalition and live performances from Rehabilitation Through the Arts, a performance group of formerly incarcerated persons (6:30 –9:00 pm). Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/elderfamilyjustice-event For more information contact: tmaschi@fordham.edu or btep@fordham.edu Download announcement here

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December 2014

Co-Creating a Human Rights Culture: A Celebration of International Human Rights Day

December 13, 2014
Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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December 13, 2014 (Saturday): Co-Creating a Human Rights Culture: A Celebration of International Human Rights Day. At Fordham University, Pope Auditorium, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY, 10023.

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April 2017

Trauma, Violence, and Abuse in Later Life: Multilevel Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention Strategies

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Trauma initially occurring in childhood is associated with later life re­victimization and compromised physical and mental health. Participant will learn about (1) the relationship between early childhood trauma and later life trauma, violence, and abuse in later life and the human rights implications, (2) the unique dynamics and challenges of the influence of earlier life trauma on later life re­victimization, physical and mental health, and other domains of well­being, (3) the role of resilient coping in trauma recovery in fostering health and well­being, (4) promising and evidence­based individual, family, and community approaches to prevention, assessment, and interventions with diverse elders, including restorative justice approaches, and (4) infusing culturally responsiveness and humility in practice and programming.

Participants will be able to (1) articulate the common the types of trauma experienced by elders across the life course (2) describe the types of mental, physical, and behavioral health consequences and the role of the DSM­5 (3) demonstrate the use of forensic trauma assessment tools with the aging population. (3) apply the knowledge, values and skills obtained for assessment and intervention using case examples that focus on individuals and families, interprofessional teams, and intersectoral collaboration, and (5) identify legal and policy issues related to justice involved older adults and applied to case and legislative level advocacy.

Instructors: Dr. Tina Maschi and Dr. Keith Morgen

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Where is the Justice in the Criminal Justice System? A Screening and Discussion of the Film, 13th

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join fellow students, social workers, and community members for a viewing of clips from the film "13th," a documentary about the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. "13th" explores how the racism of mass incarceration has become a modern day form of slavery. Following the film, a panel of experts will discuss their own experiences with the criminal justice system, current efforts for reforming the system, and how social workers and the general public can join this fight for justice. Open discussion with the audience will follow.

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July 2017
Free

Social Work Salon: Creating a Human Rights Culture-Implications for Social Work and Other Professions

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

               Sharing Ideas, Inspiring Movement   Social Work Salon is hosting an interactive dialogue on the following topic:  Creating a Human Rights Culture: Implications for Social Work and Other Professions  This announcement is an open and special invitation to attend the first 'virtual salon' hosted by the Justia Agenda's Social Work Salon on Thursday, July 27 from 12-1 pm.  This inaugural virtual gathering will sensitize participants to how we can address a variety of societal ills by…

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August 2017

Forensic Social Work’s Role in Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice: A Local Global Celebration

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Please join the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in celebrating “Forensic Social Work’s Role in Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice: A Local Global Celebration.” The event will bring together social workers and allies whose work entails promoting human rights and social justice and individual, family, and community well-being at the intersection of the civil and criminal justice legal systems. In 1879, the roots of the ‘forensic’ in social work were recognized with the establishment of the National…

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