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Invisible and Forgotten: Undocumented, Homeless, and Elderly (Webinar)

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Invisible and Forgotten: Undocumented, Homeless, and Elderly (Webinar)

October 28

Friday, October 28, 2022, 7:00am-8:30am (PT)

Hosted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York City Chapter. To be undocumented, homeless, and elderly is to be, effectively, triply disadvantaged. Each of these factors independently poses substantial obstacles in terms of access to resources, healthcare, and mental health/emotional well-being. Combined, they make the associated obstacles almost insurmountable.

This workshop aims to call attention to the existence of this group, describe more in-depth the unique and complex problems faced, and offer suggestions on how to effectively work with this population, from both a case management and a clinical perspective. This workshop will also briefly discuss macro-level approaches to address the issue, including policy proposals that have been presented at the City and State level, and ways in which one can advocate for needed change. 1.5 CEUs are available.

With this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe this population’s characteristics and a general overview of the challenges faced.
  • Identify at least two available resources for this population.
  • Identify at least two clinical interventions for providing emotional support to this population.

Cost: $0-$43. Registration and more information here.

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