DSW Candidate – Ola Ojeikere, LCSW, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Black Female Immigrants’ Psychosocial Challenges

DSW Candidate – Ola Ojeikere, LCSW

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Black Female Immigrants’ Psychosocial Challenges

This research explores the psychosocial challenges faced by Black female immigrants, especially of African descent, who make up an extensive portion of the thriving movement of foreigners to America. However, limited exploration exists on the entire burden of their encounters. Challenges faced by these populations have various disadvantages that lead to mental health symptoms, which consecutively lead to gloomy outcomes that may add to social problems such as substance dependence, poverty, and health crises.

The researcher examined the barriers that impede Black female immigrants’ mental health and overall well-being. Black female immigrants in the United States encounter various challenges ranging from health inequity, social exclusion, linguistics, and stigmatization. Migrants encounter challenges like accent obstacles, developmental, tribal diversity, communal struggles, hardship, and downturns.

These factors can lead to adverse mental health and reduce the ability to utilize available mental health resources. The topic has essential repercussions for social workers as it is critical for assessing ambiguity and advancing cultural proficiency in providing interventions. The papers presented in this collection are comprised of a systematic literature review of research on the challenges that Black female immigrants encounter and how it impacts their functioning, a conceptual framework for the use of gender-specific and person-centered intervention using the lens of Black feminist theory, and intersectionality framework, and a proposed practice application for person-centered and gender-specific treatment approach.

The words “migrant” and “immigrant” will be used interchangeably in the paper collection.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the unique challenges faced by Black female immigrants
  2. Identify the most appropriate form of intervention
  3. Understand how psychosocial challenges impact the lives of this population


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.