Thu, Jul 15|
The Other Pandemic: Domestic Violence and the Disproportionate Impact on Black Communities
Time & Location
Jul 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Workshop Description:This 90 minute workshop will identify how the construct of historical racism within societal systems has influenced the ability of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who identify as Black and African American, in reporting crimes against them.
Participants will hear how historical racial bias in areas of law enforcement, the criminal justice system and delivery of social services contribute to victims' delays in reporting the violence perpetrated against them. The glaring disproportionality in the numbers of victims in proportion to victims in other populations depicts an "unnamed pandemic" in Black and African American communities.
1.0 Continuing Education Units*
Presenter: Rose A. Williams, MSWExecutive Director/FounderHarambe Social Services, Inc., a non-profit organization, located in South Jersey, provides culturally specific services to respond to the needs of African-American victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Ticket type
Registration required to attend the workshop.Price$0.00
- Ticket type
Fee for non-ABSW members. CEU fee is included in the registration for active ABSW Philadelphia members. Participants must attend the entire workshop and complete the post workshop evaluation to receive a CEU certificate.Price$20.00