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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This Community Conversation is part of NASW-NJ's Race, Responsibility, and Reconciliation Series.
Please join Kristin Miller, LCSW and NASW-NJ's Executive Director, Jennifer Thompson, MSW for a conversation about what white privilege and white fragility means. We will also talk about the concept of racial identity development.
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Jennifer Thompson is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Social Work and obtained her MSW from Columbia University in 2005. Ms. Thompson has worked in the nonprofit and public sector for more than a decade, serving in programmatic, advocacy and management roles. She began her career at the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and served as a Sr. Adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a number of citywide initiatives including homeless services, affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure. In the nonprofit sector, she developed programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for young breast cancer survivors at Sharsheret, and most recently was the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Girl Scouts, where she led advocacy initiatives that included a collaboration with the office of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her initiative, Let Girls Learn. Ms. Thompson is passionate about advocating for social workers in both traditional and non-traditional roles throughout New Jersey. She resides in Bound Brook with her husband and son. When she is not advocating for the profession, she is active in her community, serving on a number of committees and volunteering at her son's school.
Kristin Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to helping individuals heal, grow, and reach their full potential, and also committed to promoting social justice, especially as related to racism and race-based trauma. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Bucknell University and her Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. She has more than 18 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. She spent most of her career at the Challenge Program, Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare’s Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program in Newark, NJ. As a clinician, she provided individual, group, and family therapy to youth with trauma histories and serious emotional and behavioral challenges, as well as severe psychiatric illnesses, and was promoted to Program Supervisor. Ms. Miller also has experience providing in-home therapy to at risk youth through Project99; she was promoted to Clinical Supervisor and continues to provide clinical supervision and consulting services at Project99. She is a professor in the Social Work Department at Seton Hall University where she created and teaches Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice, as well as Theory and Practice I. In addition, she is the cofounder and Clinical Director of Mosaic Counseling & Consulting LLC, a group practice which focuses on providing individual and family therapy, clinical supervision, consulting, and training to social service agencies, educational institutions, and churches. She is a sought-after speaker and has created and presented numerous workshops for various organizations, corporations, churches, and schools. She is also a volunteer trainer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Ms. Miller’s areas of expertise include: race-based trauma, depression, suicide prevention and awareness, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, attachment and relationship issues, and Christian counseling. She is extremely passionate about providing creative and culturally competent therapeutic services, as well as providing premier training and supervision to mental health professionals, social service professionals, and education professionals.
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