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Dear Black Male…The Collective Experience of Black Males in American Society


Credit Available - See CEUs/Contact Hours tab below.

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Category:
Client Engagement |  Cultural Humility |  Families and Couples
Trainer:
Marcus Stallworth, LMSW |  Qur-an Webb, MSW |  Anthony Gay
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
3 hours

Dates



Description

This workshop will focus on the depiction of black males in today’s world, as well as the issues black males go through and face. It will provide a framework around the cultural mistrust which influences perceptions and the quality of their relationships with others in particular with maternal/paternal family and systems. The workshop will also recognize black males who vary in their individual needs and discuss what supports might be most effective. We will also discuss what efforts are being provided to for black males to assist with the fight for social justice for themselves and their communities. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand and empathize with the collective experience of black males in American society
  2. Describe the historic and current impact of systems of oppression
  3. Identify unconscious cultural responses to mental health and how it plays a role when working with black males
  4. Apply culturally specific skills to more effectively work with the black male population in navigating systems
  5. Develop skills and strategies in assisting the healing of the black males through dialogue and providing suggestions and tips to help with engagement and communication

Research: 

Morgan, I., & Amerikaner, A. (2020, February 20). Funding Gaps 2018. Retrieved from https://edtrust.org/resource/funding-gaps-2018/

National Equity Atlas (2017). Neighborhood poverty: All neighborhoods should be communities of opportunity

U.S. Department of Education (2016, July). The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


CEUs/Contact Hours

Completion Requirements

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must: 

- Attend the full course.  Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

- Document participation codes or respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Single letter unique codes will be shown during the presentation. Participants must input the codes in the order they were shown in their UBCE21 portal under the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly.

-Complete the evaluation.



UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.


UBSW - NYS PSY CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3



Trainer

Marcus Stallworth, LMSW's Profile

Marcus Stallworth, LMSW Related seminars and products: 1


Marcus Stallworth, LMSW is the Director of Director of Learning and Organizational Development at Welcome 2 Reality, LLC. Marcus operates with an assertive hands-on approach.  Spending close to 20 years providing Child Protective Services, he is recognized by the State of Connecticut as an expert witness, providing testimony in numerous court proceedings. He has spearheaded several initiatives to promote fathers' engagement, prevent abuse and neglect, and address the dangers of social media. He has direct experience educating and supporting victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, training staff on sexual orientation and gender identity, and advocating for those in foster care. Marcus serves on the Board of Directors of the National Foster Parent Association and plays a leadership role in Connecticut's Fatherhood Engagement Leadership Team (FELT). He is also a member of Media Literacy Now’s National Advisory Council, which provides educators with advocacy and resources on media literacy education in schools.  


Qur-an Webb, MSW's Profile

Qur-an Webb, MSW Related seminars and products: 1


Qur-an Webb, MSW, is the Director of Operations at Welcome 2 Reality, LLC. Qur-an has been in the social work field for over 20 years. Qur-an is the Connecticut Chapter Lead for Media Literacy Now which focuses on education around media literacy. In this role, Qur-an was instrumental in getting Public Act No. 15-94 and Public Act No. 17-67 passed in Connecticut which now mandates school systems to educate the safe use of social media and computer programming instruction and create an advisory council must be was created related to digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy. He also works as an independent contractor and is an adjunct instructor. Qur-an is the vice president of the Association of Black Sports Officials. In this role, Qur-an advocates for the rights of and opportunities for Black sports officials and pushes for equality among officials. He also provides training and professional development opportunities domestically and internationally for the company. 


Anthony Gay Related seminars and products: 1


Anthony Gay, BA, is the Director of Curriculum Development at Welcome 2 Reality, LLC. Anthony grew more passionate about teaching, and he went on to learn how to research, develop training modules /curriculums, and facilitate training.  Anthony then spent several years as a full-time trainer, developing or co-authoring training modules for fatherhood, professionalism, cultural competency, trauma, working with adolescents, family-centered assessment, and human trafficking, to name a few. For over ten years, Anthony has been focused on improving communities by advocating for equality for fathers.  Anthony is a member of a national fatherhood network that shares resources and ideas to improve fathers' and families' outcomes.   Anthony is a leader in the realm of fatherhood in Connecticut and hosts numerous fatherhood themed events throughout the year, promoting positive fatherhood. As a result of his dedication, Anthony has received numerous awards recognizing his work with fathers and families.


Completion Requirements

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must: 

- Attend the full course.  Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

- Document participation codes or respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Single letter unique codes will be shown during the presentation. Participants must input the codes in the order they were shown in their UBCE21 portal under the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly.

-Complete the evaluation.

Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.


Strongly Encouraged Hardware
- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Live Trainings (in-person and online) – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Live Training (in-person, online and hybrid) – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Self-Study Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Check refunds may take up to 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

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