The workshop provides participants with an overview of the evolution of ideas relevant to working with culturally diverse clients and communities. Issues around how cultural identity and personal bias can influence behavioral health prevention and treatment programs are explored in depth. Other ideas such as privilege, intersectionality, and micro-aggressions will be defined and used to frame larger discussions. (3 CEUs)
Ethics: Cultural Competency, Humility and Fluency Training
Jennifer Padilla LMSW
Jennifer is from the Pueblo of Isleta and has a BA in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) and an MA in Social Work from New Mexico State University. She has extensive experience in working with Native communities in the areas of behavioral health prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare. Jennifer uses elements of Somatic Experiencing (SE™) to approach addiction, violence and trauma when working with individuals, families and communities. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses for NMHU’s School of Social Work. Jennifer is also a small business development strategist with a passion for bridging the gap between business development and human behavior.