Our Partnership
with Schools of Social Work

Leading the change, through policy and curriculum that centers Latinx students in social work schools


 
College Friends

Your first and second-generation-born students have overcome a lot to get to where they are and have more to face to get to where they’re going.

 

We help you support your Latinx students and staff navigate the cultural, structural, and emotional barriers that arise today so they’re best prepared for tomorrow.

The Challenge:

 

 

 

 

Latinx learners are unique. 

 

Unlike their counterparts of European descent, many Latinx learners struggle to maneuver through nuanced dynamics that exist for people of color like:

  • Cultural Identity

  • Language

  • Colorism

  • Culture

  • Self-worth

  • Access to Resources

Historically social work programs have taken for granted the willingness of their Latinx students to share from their own lives as a means of instruction and failed to recognize the distinct journey that these students have.

 

When left unchecked, these programs may reinforce an experience for Latinx students that lacks the emotional safety and support needed to be conveyed as a model for future practice.

 
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The Curriculum

Learn how our curriculum can help you support your Latinx students through their educational development.

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Healing Circles

Experience a safe space of communal support by holding Latinx students' feelings and experiences  

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The Opportunity : 

The good news? Your social work program has the opportunity to attract, retain, and nurture the growing community of Latinx learners by working through a DEI lens with healing at the heart of education.

 

When you do yours becomes a community better equipped to reduce the harms caused due to implicit biases. When you do your program is set apart as one that takes responsibility for how your student body discovers and engages with the Latinx experience independent of the often-unprocessed narratives of students themselves. 

 

Reduce the harm and racism that students are stating is being caused by the organization

The Solution

 

We help you provide a supportive experience for your Latinx students and staff to own their unique narratives, name their common but unspoken challenges, and drive their own healing from pain like institutionalized racism,  

 

When they do, they’re empowered to more fully celebrate their successes and better create safe spaces for their clients now and in the future. 

How we help you serve your Latinx learners:

 

We work directly with schools of social work to create immersive experiences that help dismantle, address, and repair harmful ideology and practices that impact the Latinx community:

 

  • Workshops

    • Designed to incorporate live presentations from Latinx In Social Work contributors, our workshops give students tools to help them process their experiences with real-world activities so they can leverage these lessons for success in their careers and lives.  

  • Panels

    • Dynamic, impactful, and expertly led, our panels give students access to diverse voices within the Latinx experience to help them understand and contextualize a broad range of unique Latinx narratives for implication. 

  • Healing Circles

    • Created to be as therapeutic as it sounds, healing circles are small, structured group experiences where students are able to move beyond fear, challenges, and insecurities in a safe and supportive environment.


 

Available Topics Include:

 

  • Navigating White Spaces

  • Strength Through Storytelling

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Practice

  • Cultural Awareness and Humility

  • Uncovering Unconscious Biases

  • Navigating Identity

  • Oppressive experiences and trauma

  • Responding to racism, microaggressions, and biases 

Get in touch with us to learn more about partnering with us.

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Training + Workshops

Change the narrative through training and workshops on diversity, inclusion and equity.

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