Unity and Resilience:
Challenges in dealing with the aftermath

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September 8, 2021




Social Workers, LPC's, LMFT's, students and other professionals working in or planning to work in health & mental health care settings or any other human organization settings.

Earn 3 Ethics CEU's!

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Hosted and brought to you by the Borderland CEU Enhancement Social Work Committee in partnership with the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso (DRIEP)


This event is being offered to enhance knowledge and skills to maintain ethical standards while working within the context of a divisive climate. Come learn from legal professionals as well as local helping professionals on best practices and ethical implications for work with your clients!

Earn 3 Ethics CEU's!

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Founded in 2017, our committee is made up of  social workers from within the El Paso community. Our goal is to provide our local community of  helping  professionals the opportunity to attend meaningful and relevant workshops/conferences and obtain continuing education units for their  professional licensure requirements. Come and learn from experts about these topics and network with other local professionals.

September 8, 2021 

8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon  - all times are Mountain Standard Time




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7:45 AM 

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“Ethically Driven Solutions: Strengthening Connections within a Divisive Environment

Presented by Dr. Samuel Terrazas 

Social workers are facing new and evolving challenges in the professional practice sphere dueto recent divisive politics, mass shootings, domestic terrorism, racism, environmental disasters, COVID-19, police killings, and the resulting mental health crisis. Social workers are also trying to manage theirown personal response and impact of these challenges, but are so overwhelmed with the needsof their clients and community they are unable to examine or process their own needs. In this sharingof ideas, we will examine and apply our professional ethics, identity, roles and individual capacities toallow for a focus on self. We will also examine the decolonized expression of thought, feelings andideas diverting from eurocentric perspectives moving towards authentic expression of thought, and feelings to allow for the establishment of supportive and balanced connections.

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will apply social work ethics to contemporary professional and personal challenges;
2) Participants will explore professional and personal identity to reflect upon the social and political context of today;
3) Participants will explore the pathologization of emotion and its expression in professional context.

To register:

1) Fill out the form,

2) Click on the PayPal link and enter the correct amount. Please add "for Hope & Resilience Conf." in notes field.

For more information contact:

Bianca Castrejon



To register:

1) Fill out the form, click register now.

2) Click on the PayPal link and enter the correct amount. Please add "for Unity & Resilience Workshop" in notes field.

For more information contact:

Bianca Castrejon:



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