NASW New York City Chapter 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 #0027. This workshop has been approved.
Community Organizing and Advocacy for Clinicians: Enhancing Skills
and Strategies to Build Power and Influence Change
NASW-NYC Chapter office, 50 Broadway 1001, New York, NY 10004.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6pm-9pm
This educational activity provides social workers who are primarily clinicians or who work at the micro level with macro strategies and skills to enhance their ability to influence change at the community, system and policy levels.
This course will focus on Community outreach and engagement; however, a Power analysis-, both informal and formal, will be covered in detail. Attendees will also learn how to mobilize their constituency around collective actions. The workshop will then cover coalition and collaboration building. The course will end by with an in depth analysis of organizing a Campaign.
Terry Mizrahi, PhD, MSW is a Professor at Hunter College School of Social Work (HCSSW); and a Director at the Education Center for Community Organizing at HCSSW. She has expertise in medical sociology, organizational and community development, health-care policy and patients’ rights; areas of research and training in professional socialization and physician behavior, social work in health care, interdisciplinary collaboration, interorganizational coalition-building and community organizing. She is the author of several books, monographs, guides, and articles. She served as the former president of the National Association of Social Workers and a founder of the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration. Awards include a lifetime career achievement award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration, 2004, and Hunter College President’s Award for Excellence in Applied Scholarship, 2008.