DSW Candidate – Nicole Fox, LMSW, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Whispers of Revolution: Cultivating Anti-Racist Advocacy Skills in Undergraduate Social Work Students

DSW Candidate –Nicole Fox, LMSW

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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Whispers of Revolution: Cultivating Anti-Racist Advocacy Skills in Undergraduate Social Work Students

This presentation aims to establish a conceptual framework for training social work students in advocacy, specifically focusing on the social justice issue of racism and its impact on health inequalities. The two Social Work Grand Challenges relevant to this research issue are the eradication of racism and the reduction of health disparities.

In order to provide a comprehensive understanding of systematic oppression and the ways in which anti-racist educational practices might address it; the framework integrates Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality Theory, and Critical Pedagogy. This culminates in the development of supplemental curricular guides that are used to teach students anti-racist advocacy skills and have the ability to reduce bias and enhance health equity. These curricular guides encompass methodologies applicable in educational settings and interactive seminars.

By putting a priority on the incorporation of a wide range of viewpoints and experiences into the curriculum, social work schools have the potential to amplify the voices of underrepresented groups and promote this advocacy model. This concept has the ability to foster increased collaboration and critical reflection not only among students but also within the communities that they are a part of.

The impact of this presentation for social work practitioners future practice includes improved ability to think critically in order to analyze and confront racist practices and systems. Foster a commitment to continued study and participation in anti-racist action, as well as cultivate empathy and cultural awareness toward a variety of different communities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase awareness and understanding of systemic racism and its impact on health disparities.
  2. Acquire an understanding of anti-oppressive theories and instructional approaches that advocate for anti-racism and social justice.
  3. Foster comprehension of the integrated framework proposed to address racism in healthcare through the instruction of anti-racist advocacy skills development in social work education.

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.