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3/31/2017
When: March 31, 2016
8:30-11:00am
Where: Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley
John D. Lee Administrative Offices
967 Irwin Street
Knoxville, TN  37917


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Date: Friday, March 31st.     

Time:  8:30- Breakfast

           9:30-11:30 Training

Location:  Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

    John D. Lee Administrative Offices

    967 Irwin Street

    Knoxville, TN  37917

Title:  Understanding Microagression: Implications for Social Work Practice

Presenter: Dr. Shandra Forrest-Bank (bio below)

Cost: NASW Members and Students = Free

          Non NASW Members $20.00 

Objectives: 1. Define the concept of microagression.

2. Explain the link between every day experiences of microagression with historical and structural forces of       racism and oppression.

3. Apply the definition and conceptual framework to recognize microaggressions that occur in their own day-to-day lives, particularly in their work environments and interpersonal interactions.

4. Formulate strategies to actively integrate knowledge about microaggression to promote social justice in social work practice.

Bio of Presenter:  Shandra Forrest-Bank (PhD 2012, MSW 1996, University of Denver) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Social Work. Her research interests stem from extensive practice as an LCSW therapist and administrator of adult and adolescent substance abuse treatment programs. Her primary substantive area is the transition to adulthood for vulnerable youth. She uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods in applying principles of risk and resilience and positive youth development to advance knowledge aimed at understanding the etiology and prevention of behavioral health problems. Dr. Forrest-Bank is particularly interested in understanding, measuring, preventing, and treating the effects of perceived racial discrimination in the form of microaggression. 


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