FREE SELF-PACED TRAINING
The Work of Racial Justice on Phone Lines
Developed July 2021
This training is approved for CE for human service workers in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency professionals in prevention in domain CC and chemical dependency counselors in treatment in domain R1.
Level of Course | 200 Intermediate
The work of racial justice requires intentional actions to manifest a world where racial equity lives. In such a world, people will be supported with the external realities to support their attainment of “self-actualization” – their highest levels of personal wholeness, lived meaning, and interpersonal effectiveness. To create this evolved reality requires, as law professor and internationally recognized author Rhonda V. Magee proposes, the “Inner Work of Racial Justice.” This training, utilizing a framework of mindfulness and other contemplative practices, will explore the collective results of living in a country where white supremacy continues to live embolden and embodied within the very systems and structures of this nation. Whether we are racialized white people or people of color, the embodied impact is real, not just without us, but also deep within…. This training will afford an opportunity to pause and reflect on the embodiment of racialized trauma and white supremacy, with a focus on the path moving forward, starting with individual healing which will support the collective healing. This training will also provide some practical guidance on how we can support, as micro level clinicians and workers on the phone lines, racial justice with our callers by highlighting some of the opportunities where we can intervene within a racial justice framework to assist in the alleviation and transformation of the physical, environmental, economic, political and legal contexts of current oppression in caller’s lives.
This course is constructed as reading-based and noninteractive.
- Participants will be able to describe racial justice and a framework for intentional racial justice practice that they can use in their daily practice lives.
- Participants will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of racialized trauma.
- Participants will be able to identify contemplative practices to help themselves and others heal from racialized trauma.
- Participants will be able to identify the skills/tactics they can intentionally use within a racial justice framework to assist in the alleviation and transformation of oppression in the lives of their clients/callers.
Developed by Lois Marie Clay Stepney, LISW-S
Curriculum Director, College of Social Work, The Ohio State University
Lois Marie Clay Stepney, MSW, LISW-S is a passionate adult educator who has taught social work practice courses in the College of Social Work at the Ohio State University for the past 18 years. Ms. Stepney has utilized her social work skills in the Columbus, OH community working primarily with children, adolescents and their adult caregivers, for most of her 25 years in the profession. She has clinical and administrative supervisory experience. Ms. Stepney is passionate about addressing the promotion of resilience and emotional wellbeing in helping professionals.
Evaluations will be immediately downloadable and must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.
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