Social Work Practice with Refugees and Immigrants
2 cultural responsiveness CEUs for social workers of all practice areas and experience
Presenter: Habiba A. Ibrahim, PhD, MSW; Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, St. Catherine University
2 CEUs - may be counted as cultural responsiveness content
This webinar will explore complex dimensions facing social workers working with refugee and immigrant clients, focusing on strengths and adaptive capacity. It will include historical context providing an overview of refugees, immigrants and the displaced populations; and national and local policies that impact direct practice. Particular focus will be given to factors in resettlement and transition, such as migration and adjustment, intergenerational conflict, the social work delivery system and the role of social worker with clients, communities, and organizations. Attendees will be able to analyze the intersection of macro, mezzo and micro factors related to immigrants and refugees, such as individual, cultural and structural factors; examine possible ethical dilemmas that occur in practice with immigrants and refugees, and recommend social work ethical principles to guide professional practice with immigrants and refugees. Additionally, attendees will be able to appraise self-awareness and understand biases in self and others, and how these affects practice with refugees and immigrants.
About the Presenter
Dr. Habiba Ibrahim earned her Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and her PhD in Public Policy Analysis from Saint Louis University. Her scholarship focuses on immigrants and refugees in the area of social and economic mobility, resettlement experiences, health care services utilization and health-seeking behavior, youth mentoring, and international Social Work. She has over 15 years of Social Work research and practice with refugees and immigrants within the United States and globally. She has also worked with refugees and the displaced populations across continental Africa prior to their resettlement.
NASW Student/Retired Member $20
NASW Member $30