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Challenging Racial Disparities: Poverty, Race, and Addiction

Sponsored by the Rutgers School of Social Work, the 2017 Conference Challenging Racial Disparities: Poverty, Race, and Addiction, will feature guest speakers and break out sessions around issues of racial inequality and social justice. Keynote address will be delivered by Carl Hart, Ph.D., Dirk Ziff Professor Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology, Columbia University. 


Designed with the practitioner in mind, this conference will provide social workers and allied professionals with a dynamic learning opportunity on the topic of racial disparities. Through expert presentations and interactive discussions, attendees will gain new skills to address issues of race in their practice with clients, organizations, and communities. Let's further the national conversation together.

Breakout Sessions (preregistration for breakouts is not required):

1) Addressing Racism within Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

2) Children and Race: The Influence of Social Workers on Future Generations

3) From Cultural Sensitivity to Cultural Competence: Working with the Latino Client

4) Intercultural Themes of Social Work: A Clinical View

5) Multicultural Perspectives on Eating Disorders

6) Targeting Racial Disparities in Achievement: School-Wide Approaches Focused on Social-Emotional and Character Development

7) The Relationship Between Race and Trauma: Race-Based Traumatic Stress

8) Unpacking the Unintentional, Unconscious Expressions of Racism in Clinical Practice

To see full line up and to register, go online today at or email Doug Behan, director of Continiuing Education, at

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