Workshop Title:

Mass Incarceration and the Social Justice Question

 

Credit Hours:

3

 

Location:

Chicago, Illinois

 

Date:

Saturday, July 28th

Tuition:

$45 Regular Rate

 

Workshop Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of "the new Jim Crow", a reference to state and local laws which enforced racial segregation following Reconstruction in the United States. Inspired by the 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, this workshop will highlight the ways in which the "War on Drugs" has disproportionately affected communities of color despite the legal system formally adopting a colorblind policy. This workshop will highlight some of the policies and laws that, as Alexander argues, have created a new caste system that excludes people of color from housing, education, employment and voting rights. Through candid discussions, this workshop will explore the many ways these policies affect clients and the implications for our roles as behavioral health professionals. 

Continuing Education Approval:

  • AODA Professionals: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Certification Board for the following categories: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II.

  • Professional Counselors: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LPCs and LCPCs.

  • Social Workers: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LSWs and LCSWs.

  • Nurses: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for APNs, RNs and LPNs.