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Reproductive Justice: What Social Workers Need to Know (CE)

This professional development training event hosted by Spence-Chapin features training by Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, LCSW, MBE, Rutgers School of Social Work.

This virtual workshop hosted by Spence-Chapin in collaboration with Rutgers School of Social Work will introduce, define, and explore the tenets of Reproductive Justice and how they directly apply to social work advocacy and practice. A framework developed by minoritized groups in the 1990s, RJ moves the abortion discourse beyond “choice” and considers the elements that contribute to or hinder true bodily autonomy: the right to have a child, the right to not have a child, and the right raise a child in safe and healthy environments. As RJ especially considers the impact of legislation, policy, and intervention on vulnerable communities, it is especially relevant during today’s socio-political climate. Concrete suggestions for advocacy and intervention will also be provided.

The Rutgers School of Social Work will provide 3 CE hours for New York and New Jersey social workers.