Reproductive Justice: What Social Workers Need to Know

ID: 4233WEB

As assaults on reproductive health continue across the country, the time is now for social workers to learn about the tenets of Reproductive Justice (RJ). A framework developed by minoritized groups in the 1990s, RJ moves the abortion discourse beyond “choice” and considers the elements that contribute to or hinder true bodily autonomy: the right to have a child, the right to not have a child, and the right raise a child in safe and healthy environments. As RJ especially considers the impact of legislation, policy, and intervention on vulnerable communities, it is especially relevant during today’s socio-political climate. This course will introduce, define, and explore the tenets of RJ and how they directly apply to social work advocacy and practice. Concrete suggestions for advocacy and intervention will also be provided. [Elective for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 General

Instructor: E. Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MCSW, MBE
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how Reproductive Justice applies directly to social work
  • Identify and define the tenets of Reproductive Justice
  • Apply the tenets of Reproductive Justice to appreciate the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on historically minoritized communities

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

    9:35 am An introduction to the topic, and overview of current restrictive abortion bans across the country. Information about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

    10:35 am Introduction to the tenets of Reproductive Justice and how these directly apply to social work. Discussion of how the overturning of Roe v Wade affects historically minoritized communities. Offering of concrete suggestions for advocacy. Interactive advocacy exercise.

    12:35 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

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