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 …
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.
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