Community Organizing and Advocacy for Clinicians: Enhancing Skills and Strategies to Build Power and Influence Change
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 workshop 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 workshop will end by with an in depth analysis of organizing a Campaign.
Terry Mizrahi, PhD, MSW is a Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and was co-chair of its Community Organizing, Planning & Development practice method.). She is currently Co- Chair of a national movement—The Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work. Her expertise is in 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. She is a current and founding board member of the Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP), a grassroots advocacy group of parents and professionals working to reform NYC’s child welfare system. Awards include a lifetime career achievement award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration, 2004, Hunter College President’s Award for Excellence in Applied Scholarship, 2008, NASW-NYC Distinguished Leaders Award, 2014, and the Columbia University School of Social Work’s Alumni Hall of Fame. She received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006 for work in Israel and still continues to consult their on social work and community development.
6 CE Contact Hours