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[FOR PROFESSIONALS] Engagement Across Difference (April 7, 2020)

Christina Gonzalez, LICSW, MSW
WHEN Tuesday, Apr 7th 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
COST $20.00 per person
LOCATION Children’s Home Society/Lutheran Social Service, 1605 Eustis St, St Paul, MN

Audience: Professionals
Level: (Intermediate)
Ages addressed: 0-18

This training will focus on how we as practitioners engage with others across differences, including race, gender, class and language. Topics will include the practice of examining absent narratives, cultural humility and the study of identity as it relates to engaging with clients, peers, and providers.  Participants will engage in reflective practice and peer engagement to deepen their understanding of their own identities and those of their clients/peers to enhance practice that is effective, inclusive and thoughtful.  Strategies and techniques will be discussed and shared to broaden practitioner knowledge base and skills.

Christina Gonzalez is the Director of Student Support Services at Richfield Public Schools where she is responsible for the oversight of school social workers, outreach workers, and guidance counselors. Christina is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in Child Psychology and Spanish/Portuguese—and obtained her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Social Work.