Equity and Inclusion: Navigating Systemic Marginalization Fall 2024

Equity and Inclusion: Navigating Systemic Marginalization Fall 2024

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About this course

This course delves into the multifaceted aspects of equity and inclusion, offering an exploration of various forms of systemic marginalization. We will focus on anti-racist trauma-informed practices, gender-affirming care, stigma and bias reduction, as well as the examination of other sources of marginalization such as geographic, linguistic, ageism, ableism, and religious-based oppression. Course participants will gain a deep understanding of steps to implement actionable organizational change. Led by instructors with both lived and professional experience in addressing systemic marginalization, this course provides a safe and empathetic learning environment where participants will develop critical thinking skills, engage in meaningful dialogue, and gain practical strategies to promote equity, inclusion, and justice in their personal and professional lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding Systemic Marginalization: Participants will begin to gain a comprehensive understanding of systemic marginalization, including its historical context, root causes, and its impact on individuals and communities.
  2. Anti-Racist and Trauma-Informed Practices: Participants will explore anti-racist and trauma-informed approaches, enabling them to recognize and address racial injustices and support individuals who have experienced trauma empathetically and informally.
  3. Gender Affirming Care: Participants will learn about the importance of gender-affirming care and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to create inclusive and supportive environments for individuals of all gender identities.
  4. Stigma and Bias Reduction: Through critical analysis and practical exercises, participants will develop strategies to reduce stigma and bias across various contexts and types of workplaces.
  5. Ethical Considerations: The course will emphasize ethical considerations in addressing systemic marginalization, helping students navigate complex organizational changes and make informed, ethical choices.
  6. Practical Application: Participants will apply their learning to real scenarios and develop practical strategies and action plans for promoting equity and inclusion within their organizations.

Training Facts:

  • Dates: Thursdays, November 14, 2024 - December 19, 2024 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
  • Location: Online Zoom meeting room 
  • Subject: Health equity
  • Practice level: Beginner, Intermediate 
  • CE credit: 
    • ASWB: 7.5 hours
    • NAADAC: 7.5 hours
    • NBCC: 7.5 hours
  • Course type: Live interactive webinar 
    • 90 minute weekly live webcasts
    • Participants will participate in weekly live webinars with the instructors. They will also have access to weekly readings, videos, and other actives on the learning page. They will be quizzed on the knowledge they learn from the live webcasts and learning activities every week to ensure understanding. 
  • Covered topics: systemic marginalization, anti-racist and trauma informed practices, gender affirming are, stigma
  • Fees: $400 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)
  • Date created: 2023

Meet the Faculty: 

Ashley Stewart, Ph.D., MSW, LSW, provides technical assistance, training, and industrial/organizational support to national organizations, boards of directors, and behavioral health organizations on implementing anti-racist and equitable practices. She utilizes an equity-centered approach to ensure that diversity and inclusion efforts move forward and reduce harm in sustainable ways. Her work includes assessing the intersections of identity, structural oppression, wellness, and policy. In addition to the advanced study of the consequence and causes of identity-based oppression, Dr. Stewart supports implementing anti-oppressive practices in organizational, structural, programmatic, and interpersonal interventions.

Dwayne Watkins, MPH,  has over 10 years of non-profit professional experience focused on driving the data culture to tell a story, streamline data practices, measure impact, and make data driven evidence-based programming decisions. He has spent the bulk of his professional career working for and with nonprofit organizations that are heavily focused on having long lasting transformative change for groups and communities that are marginalized. A proven Servant Leader and Social Change Agent Dwayne has a personal commitment to continue to use data, research, and programming to help mitigate racial health disparities. Dwayne, a recipient of the 2016 Top 25 Game Changers in workforce, moved from a small town called Lumber Bridge, NC to Atlanta, GA where he currently resides. 

Tucker Barker, NBC-HWC (they/he) has been involved in community organizing in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, specifically dedicating their childhood to education reform, restorative justice, and racial justice spheres with two main organizations. Tucker has built a public health background in HIV & HCV counseling, testing and prevention, and harm reduction. They went on to run the patient navigation program for one of the largest gender-affirming care clinics in the Gulf South. In this role, Tucker supported gender diverse adults, youth, and families of trans youth with care coordination, crisis management, gender affirming hormone therapy access, legal name and gender marker change, referrals for surgical care, and creating sustainable systems within the clinic to best offer care to these populations. Tucker is a core member with T.I.D.A.L. (Transgender Inclusive Development Advocacy and Learning). They also engage in legislative advocacy with LocALL,  where they expound on their love for trans and queer liberation.

Who Should Take This Course:

Staff at all levels of health and human service agencies, behavioral health organizations, and recovery-centered organizations.

System Technology Requirements: 

Please ensure your viewing device complies with the following recommendations:

  • Must be on a device that allows you to view MP4 files
  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

We will be using Zoom for the viewing of our live sessions. In order to have the best experience for Zoom, please download the application here: https://zoom.us

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this course once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances before the live sessions begin, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value or refund the course to the original source of payment. 

Training Certificates:

Participants may earn a Certificate of Course Completion* by:

  1. Attending all five, live webcasts (or watching the entire recording of each live session)
  2. Completing all required learning activities
  3. Scoring 80% or higher on each weekly quiz
  4. Completing the course evaluation form and the certificate request form

7.5 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through ASWB, NAADAC, and NBCC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.

Accommodations: 

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact Project Coordinator, Isabel-Kai Fisher at training@c4innovates.com.

Grievances: 

If you would like to report a complaint, please contact Associate Director, Rachel Ehly at rehly@c4innovates.com


In order to fully complete this course and receive a continuing education certificate from one of the following boards, you must pass each of the five weekly quizzes with an 80% or higher (you will have unlimited retests) along with the final evaluation. The required posttest questions will be at the end of each week's section and the required evaluation will be provided at the completion of the course. Upon successful completion of this course, you can request a certificate using the certificate request form posted with the evaluation and on your learning page. C4 Innovations will then review your course completion and email you a certificate within 2-3 weeks in PDF format. If you are social worker, you will need to write in your license number in the certificate request form for us to be able to include it in your certificate. 

C4 Innovations, Provider #1457, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. C4 Innovations maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 10/17/2023-10/17/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 7.5 continuing education credits.  

C4 Innovations has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovations is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

This course has been approved by C4 Innovations, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovations is responsible for all aspects of their programming. 

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Week 1
  • Welcome!
  • Course Overview
  • Technology Requirements
  • Week 1
  • Week 1 Webcast: Thursday, November 14, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 2
  • Week 2 Webcast: Thursday, November 21, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 3
  • Week 3 Webcast: Thursday, December 5, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 4
  • Week 4 Webcast: Thursday, December 12, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 5
  • Week 5 Webcast: Thursday, December 19, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET

About this course

This course delves into the multifaceted aspects of equity and inclusion, offering an exploration of various forms of systemic marginalization. We will focus on anti-racist trauma-informed practices, gender-affirming care, stigma and bias reduction, as well as the examination of other sources of marginalization such as geographic, linguistic, ageism, ableism, and religious-based oppression. Course participants will gain a deep understanding of steps to implement actionable organizational change. Led by instructors with both lived and professional experience in addressing systemic marginalization, this course provides a safe and empathetic learning environment where participants will develop critical thinking skills, engage in meaningful dialogue, and gain practical strategies to promote equity, inclusion, and justice in their personal and professional lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding Systemic Marginalization: Participants will begin to gain a comprehensive understanding of systemic marginalization, including its historical context, root causes, and its impact on individuals and communities.
  2. Anti-Racist and Trauma-Informed Practices: Participants will explore anti-racist and trauma-informed approaches, enabling them to recognize and address racial injustices and support individuals who have experienced trauma empathetically and informally.
  3. Gender Affirming Care: Participants will learn about the importance of gender-affirming care and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to create inclusive and supportive environments for individuals of all gender identities.
  4. Stigma and Bias Reduction: Through critical analysis and practical exercises, participants will develop strategies to reduce stigma and bias across various contexts and types of workplaces.
  5. Ethical Considerations: The course will emphasize ethical considerations in addressing systemic marginalization, helping students navigate complex organizational changes and make informed, ethical choices.
  6. Practical Application: Participants will apply their learning to real scenarios and develop practical strategies and action plans for promoting equity and inclusion within their organizations.

Training Facts:

  • Dates: Thursdays, November 14, 2024 - December 19, 2024 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
  • Location: Online Zoom meeting room 
  • Subject: Health equity
  • Practice level: Beginner, Intermediate 
  • CE credit: 
    • ASWB: 7.5 hours
    • NAADAC: 7.5 hours
    • NBCC: 7.5 hours
  • Course type: Live interactive webinar 
    • 90 minute weekly live webcasts
    • Participants will participate in weekly live webinars with the instructors. They will also have access to weekly readings, videos, and other actives on the learning page. They will be quizzed on the knowledge they learn from the live webcasts and learning activities every week to ensure understanding. 
  • Covered topics: systemic marginalization, anti-racist and trauma informed practices, gender affirming are, stigma
  • Fees: $400 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)
  • Date created: 2023

Meet the Faculty: 

Ashley Stewart, Ph.D., MSW, LSW, provides technical assistance, training, and industrial/organizational support to national organizations, boards of directors, and behavioral health organizations on implementing anti-racist and equitable practices. She utilizes an equity-centered approach to ensure that diversity and inclusion efforts move forward and reduce harm in sustainable ways. Her work includes assessing the intersections of identity, structural oppression, wellness, and policy. In addition to the advanced study of the consequence and causes of identity-based oppression, Dr. Stewart supports implementing anti-oppressive practices in organizational, structural, programmatic, and interpersonal interventions.

Dwayne Watkins, MPH,  has over 10 years of non-profit professional experience focused on driving the data culture to tell a story, streamline data practices, measure impact, and make data driven evidence-based programming decisions. He has spent the bulk of his professional career working for and with nonprofit organizations that are heavily focused on having long lasting transformative change for groups and communities that are marginalized. A proven Servant Leader and Social Change Agent Dwayne has a personal commitment to continue to use data, research, and programming to help mitigate racial health disparities. Dwayne, a recipient of the 2016 Top 25 Game Changers in workforce, moved from a small town called Lumber Bridge, NC to Atlanta, GA where he currently resides. 

Tucker Barker, NBC-HWC (they/he) has been involved in community organizing in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, specifically dedicating their childhood to education reform, restorative justice, and racial justice spheres with two main organizations. Tucker has built a public health background in HIV & HCV counseling, testing and prevention, and harm reduction. They went on to run the patient navigation program for one of the largest gender-affirming care clinics in the Gulf South. In this role, Tucker supported gender diverse adults, youth, and families of trans youth with care coordination, crisis management, gender affirming hormone therapy access, legal name and gender marker change, referrals for surgical care, and creating sustainable systems within the clinic to best offer care to these populations. Tucker is a core member with T.I.D.A.L. (Transgender Inclusive Development Advocacy and Learning). They also engage in legislative advocacy with LocALL,  where they expound on their love for trans and queer liberation.

Who Should Take This Course:

Staff at all levels of health and human service agencies, behavioral health organizations, and recovery-centered organizations.

System Technology Requirements: 

Please ensure your viewing device complies with the following recommendations:

  • Must be on a device that allows you to view MP4 files
  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

We will be using Zoom for the viewing of our live sessions. In order to have the best experience for Zoom, please download the application here: https://zoom.us

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this course once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances before the live sessions begin, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value or refund the course to the original source of payment. 

Training Certificates:

Participants may earn a Certificate of Course Completion* by:

  1. Attending all five, live webcasts (or watching the entire recording of each live session)
  2. Completing all required learning activities
  3. Scoring 80% or higher on each weekly quiz
  4. Completing the course evaluation form and the certificate request form

7.5 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through ASWB, NAADAC, and NBCC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.

Accommodations: 

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact Project Coordinator, Isabel-Kai Fisher at training@c4innovates.com.

Grievances: 

If you would like to report a complaint, please contact Associate Director, Rachel Ehly at rehly@c4innovates.com


In order to fully complete this course and receive a continuing education certificate from one of the following boards, you must pass each of the five weekly quizzes with an 80% or higher (you will have unlimited retests) along with the final evaluation. The required posttest questions will be at the end of each week's section and the required evaluation will be provided at the completion of the course. Upon successful completion of this course, you can request a certificate using the certificate request form posted with the evaluation and on your learning page. C4 Innovations will then review your course completion and email you a certificate within 2-3 weeks in PDF format. If you are social worker, you will need to write in your license number in the certificate request form for us to be able to include it in your certificate. 

C4 Innovations, Provider #1457, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. C4 Innovations maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 10/17/2023-10/17/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 7.5 continuing education credits.  

C4 Innovations has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovations is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

This course has been approved by C4 Innovations, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovations is responsible for all aspects of their programming. 

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Week 1
  • Welcome!
  • Course Overview
  • Technology Requirements
  • Week 1
  • Week 1 Webcast: Thursday, November 14, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 2
  • Week 2 Webcast: Thursday, November 21, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 3
  • Week 3 Webcast: Thursday, December 5, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 4
  • Week 4 Webcast: Thursday, December 12, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
  • Week 5
  • Week 5 Webcast: Thursday, December 19, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET