DSW Candidate – Lucrecia Slater, MSW, CLC,1:00 PM – 2:15PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Creating Space: Intersectionality-Focused Self-Care Practices for African American Women Educators in Predominantly White Institutions

DSW Candidate – Lucrecia Slater, MSW, CLC

Monday, April 22, 2024

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Creating Space: Intersectionality-Focused Self-Care Practices for African American Women Educators in Predominantly White Institutions

Several African American women educators (AAWE) reported experiencing secondary traumatic stress (STS), racial battle fatigue (RBF), burnout, and a host of psychological and physiological challenges while employed as full-time faculty throughout predominantly White institutions (PWIs) in the United States. Scholars identified interventions and practices that proved effective for this population on an individual level but not institutionally.
The author of this capstone project researched several pieces of literature for possible solutions to the challenges of this population; however, the literature was extant, therefore identifying a literature gap. The proposed theory suitable for this capstone product is intersectionality. This theory, synchronized with self-care methods, is a practice for AAWE’s engagement to help determine the best, most equitable, and most effective outcomes while employed within PWIs.
This capstone project aims to continue adding to existing scholarship while emphasizing the lack of advocacy for this population within PWIs. Lastly, readers will learn how intersectionality is not a theory of division but one that is necessary for leveraging spaces where underrepresented populations can feel appreciated and empowered.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify and educate on the realities African American women educators (AAWE) experience at predominantly White Institutions (PWIs).
  2. To understand the origins of intersectionality theory and how it could be implemented as a means of self-care.
  3. To advocate for the implementation of intersectionality-focused self-care practices within the CSWE for African American social work educators.

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.