Amma Gyamfowa, RSW
March 24, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
The social work profession in Canada engages with African, Caribbean and Black identified youth and families through a variety of sectors including, but not limited to education, healthcare, and child welfare. However, traditional Canadian models of care embedded in social work practice marginalize Black communities and engrain anti-Black racism in its delivery. As a result, there is an urgent need to design programs and supports that center Africentric knowledge, practices and models of care that culturally respond to the needs of Black youth, families and communities.
This webinar will provide foundational information on Africentric Social Work theory, practices and delivery in individual and community social work practice. This webinar will complement the upcoming Empowering Black Futures & Wellness through Africentric Care courses offered in April & May 2023.
This webinar is offered through OASW's Local Engagement Network Program, which builds local connections and communities among OASW members. To support the growth of social workers in Ontario, we are launching a pilot series of unique learning opportunities focused on professional and personal development. Social workers who are not members of OASW can access these offerings at a nominal fee.
Biography of Presenter:
Amma Gyamfowa is a Ghanaian-Canadian womanist, mental health therapist, registered social worker, and writer. Engaged in the field of social work for the last ten years her expertise is rooted in supporting and counselling youth, Black and racialized communities and survivors of gender-based violence.
Holding a demonstrated history of meaningful program development and research, she has advanced and strengthened the impact of diverse Black-centered programs and initiatives across the Greater Toronto Area.
As the Founder and Lead Clinical Therapist of Womanist Healing, Amma is determined to create empowering holistic resources that enriches Black communities’ ability to heal, thrive and connect. Through mental health counselling and therapeutic supports Womanist Healing offers a African diasporic lens to healing, mental wellness and liberation.
NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:
OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.