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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The Connecticut Women’s Consortium

Building Blocks of Effective Co-parenting: A Client Centered Approach

March 18, 2021

Building Blocks of Effective Co-parenting: A Client Centered Approach (configio.com)

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University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

March 9, 2021

Fatherhood Engagement and Social Connections | School of Social Work (uconn.edu)

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Boston University’s School of Social Work

Minimizing the Impact of Cyber-Bullying

February 17, 2021

Training | School of Social Work | Boston University (bu.edu)

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Ryan White Planning Council Support & Outreach

Dear Black Male

February 17, 2021

Information and To Register: https://forms.gle/Xj2EAXWcqZDTXWQh7

The Connecticut Women’s Consortium

The Social and Emotional Well-Being Impact of Social Media on Children and Families

February 12, 2021

Click Here To Register – Virtual Training – The Social and Emotional Well-Being Impact of Social Media on Children and Families (configio.com)

Racial Justice in Social Work Practice-WEB

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

This webinar explores the topic of racial justice and how it relates to social work. We will engage in conversations about racial justice work that help to foster authentic engagement with social work staff, community providers, and clients and their families. The webinar will allow participants to use what they know about racial justice and equity to further build understanding and agreement. You will learn which facilitation tools to use when you are faced with a hot button issue or other challenging situation and how to lead conversations about race with presence, grace, and authority.

Fee: $60.00

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Qur-an Webb, MSW

Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ

Registration Link: CLICK HERE

Dear Black Males…

This webinar will focus on the depiction of black males in today’s world, including the unique issues Black males go through and face. We will examine cultural mistrust, which influences perceptions and the quality of their relationships. Supporting Black males varies based on their individual needs and involves identifying supports that can be most effective. We will consider how efforts to adequately provide for Back males can be linked to the fight for larger social justice goals for individuals and their communities.

Fee: $60.00

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Qur-an Webb, MSW

Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ

Registration Link: CLICK HERE

Navigating the Complexities of Modern Day Co-Parenting

Mon, Dec 14, 2020 – 09:00am to 12:00pm EST

Category: Attachment | Families and Couples

Trainer: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW | Qur-an Webb, MSW

Duration: 3 Hours

Engaging Foster Care Youth – University of Pittsburg

Date: December 8, 2020

Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM

CEU’s: 3.0

Course Description

This training designed to increase awareness of those youth who are in the foster care system. The training will bring together the best methods of in-person and virtual education to educate professionals and advocates in the field on this timely topic. The intent is to guide participants through an exploration of strategies intended to engage youth which promote autonomy, a positive sense of self, and a willingness to expand their network of resources and support. This includes complying with counseling and other resources aimed at ensuring their social and emotion needs are being met. Participants will gain an understanding of how to support youth and their foster family as we all work as members if a professional team.

Learning Objectives Participants will understand how the following concepts relate to youth engagement/safety:

Critical thinking

Self-awareness

Working through Resistance

Explain the importance of identifying and establishing Kin/Fictive Kin placements to promote wellbeing in children

Supporting Black Males

Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

November 21, 2020, 9 am – 1 pm

This course will give an overview of the depiction of Black males in

modern day America society, focusing on specific challenges and the cultural mistrust


which influences perceptions and the quality of their relationships. Black males vary in


their individual needs, making it more important that social workers work alongside them


to identify effective formal and informal supports. We will consider how efforts to provide


for Black males can be linked to the fight for larger social justice goals for themselves and


their communities.


Target Level Audience: Beginner


By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:


– Examine their personal experience with Black males.


– Recognize how historical and current systematic oppression impacts the


physical and mental health of Black males.


When participants return to the workplace, they will be able to:


– Engage Black males in a culturally responsive manner.


– Facilitate Black males’ positive self-esteem.


Timed Agenda


9:00 – 9:10am Introductions: Who We Are; Roles; Goals and Objectives;

Overview; Ice Breaker

9:10 – 10:30am Mental Health; Breaking Stereotypes; Family & Spirituality

10:30 – 10:40am Break

10:40 – 11:50am Barriers to Treatment; Ambition; Community Uplift


11:50 – 12:35pm Solutions to Treatment


12:35 – 12:45pm Summary and Evaluations

  • Dear Black Male…

    October 15, 2020

    5-7 pm

    Anthony Gay, BA

    Marcus Stallworth, LMSW


    Qur-an Webb, MSW


    Welcome 2 Reality, LLC

    2 CEUs

    This course will focus on how historical and systemic inequity continues to

    exist for Black males. Although some of these biases may be unconscious,


    stereotypes and the misrepresentation of Black males in the media often


    interferes with their ability to receive fair treatment. Some Black males


    develop a sense of distrust towards community supports such as law


    enforcement and mental health providers, which can hinder their willingness


    to seek and engage in services.

    Participants will:

    • Explore how systematic oppression, implicit bias, and unaddressed


    physical and mental health can impact Black males.


    • Identify how cultural responses to mental health can impede Black


    males’ willingness to participate in counseling.


    • Discover specific skills intended to engage with Black males more


    effectively.


    • Learn skills to promote psychological safety of the Black male.


    • Be offered skills and techniques to assess and evaluate how their own


    values and experiences with Black males contribute to service


    delivery.

Building Blocks to Effective Parenting: A Guide for Professionals

Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 10 am – 12 pm


2 CECs

$40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors

$50 – All Others


Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete

Based on promoting effective co-parenting, this webinar relates learning how to be a successful co-parent to learning your ABC’s. This makes the content easy to understand and remember. Families who are experiencing separation, divorce, or any other type of family restructuring come from all backgrounds. Working with clients about the impact of family restructuring on children transcends many cultures. Participants will learn strategies and tools for effective co-parenting.

In this webinar, participants will:

  • learn new and proven co-parenting strategies to use with clients
  • learn relevant information about child health and development
  • learn skills to reduce children’s sense of isolation and form supportive networks with parents

Welcome 2 Reality Joins Reality Based Service for “Chop It Up”

Sunday October 11, 2020

Reality Based Services, Inc. is pleased to announce a new networking opportunity for all Men of Color.This includes: Fathers, Step-Dads, Sons, Brothers and Male Caregivers, etc. This a chance for men to get together and “Chop it Up” with other guys to talk about life, current events, and other things men encounter on a daily basis. This is an open space or Men of Color to brainstorm, share resources, and express themselves in a safe and judgment free environment.

Dear Black Male…

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Dates: September 10, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Instructors: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.00 Social/Cultural

Cost: $35

Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION

Description of course/educational activity content

This course will focus on the depiction of Black males in today’s society and issues they go through and face.

About this Event

This course will focus on the depiction of Black males in today’s society and the issues they go through and face. The cultural mistrust which influences perceptions and the quality of their relationships. Recognizing Black males vary in their individual needs and identifying supports that might be most effective. Consider how efforts to adequately provide for Black males can be linked to the fight for larger social justice goals for themselves and their communities.

Participants will increase their knowledge and examine their personal experience with Black males

Participants will explore their knowledge base around historic and current systematic oppression, implicit bias, the physical and mental health impact it has on Black males

Identify unconscious cultural responses to mental health

Improve culturally specific skills to work with the Black male population more effectively

Expand skills to facilitate a healthy identity leading to a positive self-esteem/self-worth

Learn skills to support in the healing of the Black male

The World of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Date: September 9, 2020

Time: 9-12 pm

Presenters:

Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Qur-an Webb, MSW

This training is designed to increase identification of those vulnerable to and exploited by trafficking, improving the response of child-serving professionals. Our blended training approach brings together the best methods of in-person and virtual education to equip professionals and advocates in the field. Also, we will guide participants through an exploration of strategies to engage these youth and options for treatment aimed at responding to impacts and safety issues related to trafficking victimization. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of how to support these youth as they interface with the police, the courts, and within their family systems.

Current UAlbany Field Instructors receive a 50% discount on the cost of CE hours. You will need to enter the Promotion Code given to you by the Field Office during the checkout process to receive the reduced rate.

Limited scholarships available for students and new social workers. Please email sswceu@albany.edu for more information.

Wednesday, September 23, 9-12

3 CE hours. Approved for NYS Social Workers & NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

Price:

$70.00

Department of Children and Families – Child Welfare Institute

Race and Implicit Bias (August 21)

 

Racial Justice in Social Work Practice

Location: Zoom Webinar

Date: August 14, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 3

Cost: $60

Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar explores the topic of racial justice and how it relates to social work. We will engage in conversations about racial justice work that help to foster authentic engagement with social work staff, community providers, and clients and their families. The webinar will allow participants to use what they know about racial justice and equity to further build understanding and agreement. You will learn which facilitation tools to use when you are faced with a hot button issue or other challenging situation and how to lead conversations about race with presence, grace, and authority.

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: Zoom Webinar

Date: July 17, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 3

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar focuses on the importance of engaging fathers and father figures in practice. The goal is to change our practice from being “Mother Focused” into the “Full Family Engagement Model”. Involving fathers, father figures, and paternal relatives can optimize outcomes in your cases and is strongly linked to good case decision-making practices. The workshop will provide information to help eliminate personal and professional barriers that interfere with father involvement. There will be breakout sessions to provide information on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, legal rights concerning child support and paternity, young fatherhood parenting, and empowering fathers.

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: The Women’s Consortium, Hamden, CT

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 6

Cost: $90

Description of course/educational activity content

This training will highlight the importance of engagement with fathers and father figures, with an emphasis on shifting from the “Mother Focused” to the “Full-Family Engagement Model”. It will provide information and education to identify and eliminate personal and professional barriers that might interfere with father involvement. Impactful breakout sessions on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, child support and paternity legal rights, parenting skills for young fathers, and empowerment, will be examined.

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

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Date: June 19, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Instructors: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar 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.L

Dear Black Male…

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Dates: September 10, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Instructors: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.00 Social/Cultural

Cost: $35

Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION

Description of course/educational activity content

This course will focus on the depiction of Black males in today’s society and issues they go through and face.

About this Event

This course will focus on the depiction of Black males in today’s society and the issues they go through and face. The cultural mistrust which influences perceptions and the quality of their relationships. Recognizing Black males vary in their individual needs and identifying supports that might be most effective. Consider how efforts to adequately provide for Black males can be linked to the fight for larger social justice goals for themselves and their communities.

Participants will increase their knowledge and examine their personal experience with Black males

Participants will explore their knowledge base around historic and current systematic oppression, implicit bias, the physical and mental health impact it has on Black males

Identify unconscious cultural responses to mental health

Improve culturally specific skills to work with the Black male population more effectively

Expand skills to facilitate a healthy identity leading to a positive self-esteem/self-worth

Learn skills to support in the healing of the Black male

The World of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Date: September 9, 2020

Time: 9-12 pm

Presenters:

Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Qur-an Webb, MSW

This training is designed to increase identification of those vulnerable to and exploited by trafficking, improving the response of child-serving professionals. Our blended training approach brings together the best methods of in-person and virtual education to equip professionals and advocates in the field. Also, we will guide participants through an exploration of strategies to engage these youth and options for treatment aimed at responding to impacts and safety issues related to trafficking victimization. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of how to support these youth as they interface with the police, the courts, and within their family systems.

Current UAlbany Field Instructors receive a 50% discount on the cost of CE hours. You will need to enter the Promotion Code given to you by the Field Office during the checkout process to receive the reduced rate.

Limited scholarships available for students and new social workers. Please email sswceu@albany.edu for more information.

Wednesday, September 23, 9-12

3 CE hours. Approved for NYS Social Workers & NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

Price:

$70.00

Department of Children and Families – Child Welfare Institute

Race and Implicit Bias (August 21)

 

Racial Justice in Social Work Practice

Location: Zoom Webinar

Date: August 14, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 3

Cost: $60

Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar explores the topic of racial justice and how it relates to social work. We will engage in conversations about racial justice work that help to foster authentic engagement with social work staff, community providers, and clients and their families. The webinar will allow participants to use what they know about racial justice and equity to further build understanding and agreement. You will learn which facilitation tools to use when you are faced with a hot button issue or other challenging situation and how to lead conversations about race with presence, grace, and authority.

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: Zoom Webinar

Date: July 17, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 3

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar focuses on the importance of engaging fathers and father figures in practice. The goal is to change our practice from being “Mother Focused” into the “Full Family Engagement Model”. Involving fathers, father figures, and paternal relatives can optimize outcomes in your cases and is strongly linked to good case decision-making practices. The workshop will provide information to help eliminate personal and professional barriers that interfere with father involvement. There will be breakout sessions to provide information on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, legal rights concerning child support and paternity, young fatherhood parenting, and empowering fathers.

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: The Women’s Consortium, Hamden, CT

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 6

Cost: $90

Description of course/educational activity content

This training will highlight the importance of engagement with fathers and father figures, with an emphasis on shifting from the “Mother Focused” to the “Full-Family Engagement Model”. It will provide information and education to identify and eliminate personal and professional barriers that might interfere with father involvement. Impactful breakout sessions on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, child support and paternity legal rights, parenting skills for young fathers, and empowerment, will be examined.

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

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Date: June 19, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Instructors: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar 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.L

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: Zoom Webinar

Date: July 17, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 3

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar focuses on the importance of engaging fathers and father figures in practice. The goal is to change our practice from being “Mother Focused” into the “Full Family Engagement Model”. Involving fathers, father figures, and paternal relatives can optimize outcomes in your cases and is strongly linked to good case decision-making practices. The workshop will provide information to help eliminate personal and professional barriers that interfere with father involvement. There will be breakout sessions to provide information on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, legal rights concerning child support and paternity, young fatherhood parenting, and empowering fathers.

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: The Women’s Consortium, Hamden, CT

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 6

Cost: $90

Description of course/educational activity content

This training will highlight the importance of engagement with fathers and father figures, with an emphasis on shifting from the “Mother Focused” to the “Full-Family Engagement Model”. It will provide information and education to identify and eliminate personal and professional barriers that might interfere with father involvement. Impactful breakout sessions on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, child support and paternity legal rights, parenting skills for young fathers, and empowerment, will be examined.

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

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Date: June 19, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Instructors: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar 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.L

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: Zoom Webinar

Date: July 17, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 3

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar focuses on the importance of engaging fathers and father figures in practice. The goal is to change our practice from being “Mother Focused” into the “Full Family Engagement Model”. Involving fathers, father figures, and paternal relatives can optimize outcomes in your cases and is strongly linked to good case decision-making practices. The workshop will provide information to help eliminate personal and professional barriers that interfere with father involvement. There will be breakout sessions to provide information on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, legal rights concerning child support and paternity, young fatherhood parenting, and empowering fathers.

Fatherhood Engagement & Social Connections

Location: The Women’s Consortium, Hamden, CT

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Course Credits: 6

Cost: $90

Description of course/educational activity content

This training will highlight the importance of engagement with fathers and father figures, with an emphasis on shifting from the “Mother Focused” to the “Full-Family Engagement Model”. It will provide information and education to identify and eliminate personal and professional barriers that might interfere with father involvement. Impactful breakout sessions on co-parenting, engaging mothers as gatekeepers, child support and paternity legal rights, parenting skills for young fathers, and empowerment, will be examined.

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

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Date: June 19, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Instructors: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar 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.L

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

Location: Zoom WEBINAR

Date: June 19, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Instructors: Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Cost: $60

Description of course/educational activity content

This webinar 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.L

The Social and Emotional Well-Being Impact of Social Media on Children and Families

The Social and Emotional Well-Being Impact of Social Media on Children and Families

Location: Silberman School of Social Work @ Hunter College
Date: August 20 2018
Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

The course provides psycho-educational learning opportunities to students, educators, and parents. We incorporate our knowledge of human behavior and the need for acceptance to help individuals identify why they make the choices they make online. By examining songs, music videos, and advertisement campaigns, we help identify the impact of imagery and subliminal messages, and assist them in making distinctions between fantasy and reality. This is achieved through “Mentoring Through Media.”

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

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