NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (CST)
Inequities and power differentials (e.g., race, income, gender, sexual orientation, age) shape meaning-making and service provision in grief and loss encounters (Bordere, 2016, 2018, 2019; Rosenblatt, 2016). The grief journey is often complicated by secrecy, economics, traumatic loss, and the impact of poverty on quality of life. Inclusive and ethical programming that is intentional and on-going continues to be a source of growth and of concern in our field. As grief professionals, it is important to understand the dynamics of these experiences and the centrality of self-care so that we can offer support that is ethical, relevant, and culturally sensitive to grief support needs (Bordere, 2018; Layne & Williams, 2013; Rosenblatt, 2016). The very diverse and unique nature of grief within broader contexts of racial trauma for marginalized population calls us to be innovative, progressive, and “culturally conscientious” and operate within ethical and socially just frameworks (Bordere, 2009, 2016) in our approaches with less resourced communities.
This experiential presentation will offer a lens to view ethical work with underserved populations, to include activities (Layne & Williams, 2013), cultivating peer support, inclusive and resonant facilitation, self-care, skill building, and family-based group and processing approaches. Together we will explore an inclusion framework for a 21st century approach to reach across divides to make healing connections in community grief, loss and trauma.
- Explicate examples of inclusion and intersectionality that fits their population of service and community needs and its connection to ethical and socially just practice.
- Identify at least five barriers to inclusive practice in outreach and work with underrepresented communities impacted by multiple forms of trauma (race, gender, age) and inequities.
- Describe ethically and socially just options for interventions with vulnerable populations and opportunities for self-care.
$80, includes CEs (4.5 contact hours)
$40, NAGC Members, includes CEs (Become a member HERE to receive member discounts on NAGC Online Learning.)