Events Archive2018-06-22T17:48:21+00:00

Welcome 2 Reality, LLC, is a Connecticut based company who provides a variety of services to children and families. We are committed to raising awareness of media literacy by educating and empowering individuals of how to use critical thinking skills to see these mediums for what they truly are.

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Self-Care for Child Welfare

Self-Care for Child Welfare June 11 2018

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: FROM A SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE
Social Media June 22 2018

Event The Good The Bad and the Ugly April 2018THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: FROM A SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE
April 9, 2018 9am – 4pm

This workshop will examine the impact social media, music, and advertising have on today’s society. Overexposure to certain media outlets can influence how people develop their value system and how they make decisions on moral issues and peer relationships. We know this to be particularly true with individuals who have experienced trauma and significant losses. By examining music, videos, and advertisement campaigns, we identify the negative impact of imagery and subliminal messages, and discuss ways to help individuals identify why they make the choices they make online. We will explore how to increase media literacy by educating and empowering individuals to use critical thinking skills and to see the direct and unintended consequences associated with technology. The importance of legislative advocacy will also be discussed.

CT River Academy
9 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
6 CECs Offered

Events Social Media Literacy April 2018Social Media Literacy at Simsbury Public Library
April 2, 2018

A presentation, for parents and youth, by Welcome 2 Reality addresses issues related to media literacy and technology, the impact social media, websites and the use of mobile devices have on cyber-bullying, youth’s behavior and decision making.

Event Building Blocks to Effective Co-Parenting April 2018Building Blocks to Effective Co-Parenting
April 2, 2018

Location: Hartford Public Library (Room 026), 500 Main St, Hartford, CT
Fees: $110 – UConn School of Social Work Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$125 – All others​

From rules set in place by one parent that are broken by the other, difficulty in relinquishing control, talking negative about the other parent, to a lack of consistency with schedules – these are just some of the challenges of co-parenting. Using a psycho-educational model, this seminar will incorporate direct interventions that are focused on education, support, and the development of coping skills for effective co-parenting. Participants will be provided with strategies to reduce stress experienced by children, address disruptions at home and school, and deal with unhealthy transitions. The importance of the emotional partnership in cooperative co-parenting, including the children, will be examined.

Event The Good The Bad & The Internet March 2018The Good, The Bad & The Internet
Friday, March 9th 2018 from 9 AM – 12 PM
At The Children’s Law Center of CT
30 Arbor Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT
Cost: $25 for General Admission,
FREE for OCPD Contract Attorneys
3.0 CLE Credits

University of Pittsburgh School of Social WorkUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
October 27, 2017
Social Media: The Good, The Bad & and The Ugly

Evaluate the history of television by comparing and contrasting how the content of prime-time television has drastically changed over time.

Appreciate how the overexposure of sexuality and violence impact morals, values, and traditions & Identify ways unsupervised internet access can put students and families at risk.

Examine the social, emotional, and psychological implications of someone who’s been bullying online, and how to recognize possible symptoms.

Explore and evaluate key characteristics found in messages in advertisement and how marketing has an ability to shape perception.

Faculty: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, MSW (from Welcome 2 Reality in Connecticut)

Event Rhode Island College October 2017Rhode Island College School of Social Work

CESW-1706
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from a Social Work Perspective

This course helps social workers learn the good, the bad and the ugly about social media and becoming media literate. Strategies and tools for keeping individuals safe are highlighted. The course provides psycho-educational learning opportunities for participants. It also raises awareness of media literacy by educating and empowering participants to use critical thinking skills to see the direct and unintended consequences associated with technology.​ Presenters: Qur-an Webb, M.S.W. and Marcus Stallworth, L.M.S.W.

Event Early Exposure To Education Program May 2017Welcome 2 Reality: Early Exposure To Education Program
May 30, 2017

Vermont Academy Presentation for the Day and Boarding Students on Media LiteracyVermont Academy Presentation for the Day and Boarding Students on Media Literacy
April 19, 2017