DSW Candidate – Elizabeth Brillon,BASW, LCSW, C-DBT, CCTP-II, 9AM – 10:15AM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Embracing Loudness: An Examination of Trauma-Informed Latina Leadership in Hypermasculine Settings

Elizabeth Brillon,BASW, LCSW, C-DBT, CCTP-II

Monday, April 22, 2024

9AM – 10:15AM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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Embracing Loudness: An Examination of Trauma-Informed Latina Leadership in Hypermasculine Settings

This comprehensive study addresses the escalating presence of Latinas in social work leadership and the ethical imperative to address cultural and gender barriers within the profession. Utilizing a systematic literature review methodology, the research identifies best practices for trauma-informed Latina leadership, emphasizing potential benefits such as barrier reduction and enhancement of social work principles. The practical application paper intricately weaves the historical trajectory of the Latina cultural diaspora, emphasizing the need for trauma-informed leadership strategies in hypermasculine settings.

The conceptual paper builds a historical and analytical case supporting Chicana Feminist Epistemology and Trauma-Informed Leadership Theory convergence to a novel conceptual framework, guiding future social work practices and establishing culturally compliant safeguards.

The final paper responds to the existent need for practical applications in hostile hypermasculine environments for Latina social work leaders. Through a case study approach, an overview is provided on the ethical development and implementation of a collaborative cohort model training program and organizational policy based on the new framework.

This synthesis offers a comprehensive exploration of Latina leadership in social work, spanning historical context, theoretical frameworks, and practical applications, providing valuable insights for both scholars and practitioners in mental health and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Ethical Considerations in Latina Leadership – Participants will be able to identify the ethical dimensions of Latina leadership in social work.
  2. Promoting Diversity and Empowerment within Ethical Guidelines Participants will be able to interpret the ethical dimensions of promoting diversity and empowerment in hostile hypermasculine environments.
  3. Social Work Ethics in Research and Practice Integration Participants will be able to discover strategic approaches to integrate research findings into ethical social work practice.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.