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Cultural Humility Roundtable

  • St. Vincent Chapel of Children's Home 2828 West Willow Street Lansing, MI, 48917 United States (map)

Course Description:

This roundtable will consist of 3 intersections in regards to mental health and cultural humility:

Immigrant and Refugee Populations:

  • the importance of a world and cultural view when dealing with mental health
  • the importance of recognizing the power dynamic when working with newcomers
  • identifying common core stresses for refugee clients
  • synthesizing research to make assessment screeners helpful for community support agencies
  • best practices for creating screeners for refugee/newcomer family 


My presentation will work to give social workers some tools for upholding the NASW Code of Ethics’ expectation to prevent oppression based on gender identity and expression. It encourages an approach rooted in cultural humility, in which social workers continuously seek to understand trans people’s perspectives. I’ll give special attention to trans-affirming language, and then go over some common forms of anti-trans oppression, as well as ways in which social workers can respond effectively in their various fields.

LGBTQ+ Populations

My plan for the presentation is to cover the terms used when working with LGBTQ+ clients and communities as well as major issues in the community. We will look at pronoun usage, assumptions about sexuality and relationships, and mental health implications.    

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CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Contact Information:
Josh Lown