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"Creating Access for All: Ethics, Race, and Equity in the Classroom" (3 CEUs ethics)
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Participants will engage in learning about and understanding the complexities of race and equity. We will discuss meaningful and ethical ways to increase our cultural competency. We will address beliefs, objectives and strategic initiatives that will guide our work.

7/21/2017
When: Friday, July 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Rio Salado Community College
2323 W 14th St
Room 515
Tempe, AZ  85281
United States
Presenter: Susan L. Cadena, LMSW
Contact: Jeremy Arp
480-968-4595


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"Creating Access for All: Ethics, Race, and Equity in the Classroom" (3 CEUs ethics) presented by Susan L. Cadena, LMSW.

Participants will engage in learning about and understanding the complexities of race and equity. We will discuss meaningful and ethical ways to increase our cultural competency. We will address beliefs, objectives and strategic initiatives that will guide our work.Outline of major topics to be covered: 

  1. Equity Leadership
  2. Student - Centered Learning and Teaching
  3. Ethical considerations in addressing race and equity

Susan L. Cadena, LMSW: As the Coordinator of Student Services for Gilbert Public Schools (GPS), Susan Cadena demonstrates an ability to connect with stakeholders on all levels throughout the district and the community to identify and enhance support service delivery provided to staff, students and their families. She joined GPS in 2004, and oversees the district’s school social workers, prevention education programs, and also provides oversight and management of federal/state grant programs supporting students and their families.

Prior to joining GPS, Susan has had the opportunity to work and provide social work services in various settings such as educational, law enforcement, mental health, medical and social service agencies, child welfare agencies, and with the United States Army and Air Force.

 

She has also served as adjunct faculty with Wayland Baptist University – Lackland Air Force Base branch, as well as with Mesa Community College – Red Mountain Branch.  She has facilitated courses focusing on crisis intervention and victimology, social psychology, minorities and their families, and social problems.

 

Susan has been fortunate to have served and actively participated in a number of working committees, and boards: 

Branch I Board Member – National Association of Social Workers/Arizona Chapter

Board Member – School Social Work Association – Arizona Chapter

Board Member – Gilbert Community Action Network

Honorary Board Member – Gilbert Education Foundation

Committee Member – Town of Gilbert/Mayor’s Behavioral Health and Substance Use Task Force

Board Member – Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development

 

Susan Cadena was born in Texas, and raised in New Mexico.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies in 1990, and her Master of Social Work degree in 1997, both from Arizona State University.  She has begun her doctoral program through Grand Canyon University, focusing on educational leadership on behavioral health.  

 

The cost for this event is as follows:
NASW members $60
Non-members $80
Student/Retired members $50
 
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