Social Work Department Hosts Nov. 15 CEU Opportunity

Nov. 2, 2017 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis (USF) Department of Social Work invites social workers, psychologists, counselors, case managers and other human service professionals to the upcoming CEU presentation opportunity, “Intergenerational Trauma: An Historical and Practical Approach to Understanding Current Racial and Ethnicity Issues” presented by Visiting Professor Audrey R. Davis, Ed.D., MSW, LCSW and Assistant Professor Laura Honegger, Ph.D. LICSW.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sue Manner Turk Theater, 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet. It will cover:

  • The difference and relationship between intergenerational, historical trauma, and race/ethnicity-related trauma.
  • The consequences of intergenerational trauma and its compounding effect on race/ethnicity-related trauma.
  • How to develop clinical strategies for working with diverse populations who are affected by both historical trauma as well as current race/ethnicity-related issues.

After attending the presentation, attendees can expect to better understand client reactions to current events, discrimination and micro-aggressions. Professionals will gain the knowledge of the effects historical and ethnicity related trauma can have and provide greater contextual information when serving clients in their practice.

The cost for this presentation is $40 and $5 from each registration fee will be donated to those affected by hurricane Harvey in Texas. Coffee and continental breakfast will be served. Please contact Sally Hlavka at to register. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. that day and space is limited to 120 participants. At the end of the presentation three CEUs will be awarded.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 3,900 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 48,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.