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Diversity & Equity in Social Work; Engaging the Learning Edge

Issues of diversity, power, equity & inclusion are core to social work practice and require capacities in terms of awareness, knowledge & skills applied in a range of practice settings.

This workshop identifies some core competencies in each of these areas and a foundational analysis of the impact of systemic and micro level power relations in this work.

The complex and dynamic nature of diversity, health equity, and human rights issues requires practitioners to engage in ongoing learning and unlearning regarding specific issues of equity/diversity and an ability to navigate across a spectrum of power/privilege/marginalization issues, while maintaining a producing a positive learning edge and effective professional practice.

This dynamic and interactive workshop will explore some of the key issues and strategies to address diversity and equity in SW practice and education.