Working with Black Refugee and Immigrant Youth
Open to all social workers and students
Presenter: Habiba A. Ibrahim, PhD, MSW, LGSW
3 CEUs - may be counted as cultural responsiveness
Join us to explore the complex dimensions facing refugee and immigrant youth as they adjust to life in the United States. The webinar will focus on Black youth, given that this group has received less scholarly work historically to inform practice. We will use an intersectionality framework to understand the multidimensional identities impacting Black refugee and immigrant youth experiences and adjustment within and outside school settings. Attendees will examine the multiple identities of this group and understand how each of these identities impacts their lived experiences; explore interventions that have been used to support this group in different settings (school, home, community); and appraise self-awareness and understand biases in self and others and how these affects practice with refugees and immigrants’ youth with focus on Black youth.
About the Presenter
Dr. Habiba Ibrahim earned Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and 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 population across the continental Africa prior to their resettlement.
NASW Student/Reitred Member $30
NASW Member $45