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“The W.I.T.C.H.” | Awareness Through Art (2 CE Credits - Cultural Competence)

Wednesday, July 07, 2021, 5:00 PM EST

Presenter: Morgan Breon

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Learning Objectives:
  1. Consider factors that may contribute to certain behaviors or attitudes found in black youth.
  2. Examine the ways in which research and practitioners may project meaning onto behaviors or attitudes of black youth that do not acknowledge the full story.
  3. Foster empathy for the responses of black youth to their experiences via certain behaviors or attitudes.
  4. Provide a low risk theatrical way to engage with lived experiences of black youth.

These webinars offer 2 Live Interactive Continued Education Hours

This presentation will NOT be recorded for playback review.

This continuing education treat will begin with a performance of selected scenes from “THE W.I.T.C.H” by playwright and actress Morgan Breon.

“THE W.I.T.C.H.” shows the joys, pains, and struggles of Ms. Morgan, a newly hired Behavior Specialist at a Detroit public high school. When hope begins to crack open her students’ hearts and minds, Ms. Morgan’s office might just be the most dangerous room in the entire school. Featuring Morgan Breon in a tour de force role as she portrays an array of characters in the public school setting including a behavior specialist, students, teachers and administrators. THE W.I.T.C.H. stands for Wound Intervention Through Care and Healing.

Participants will identify ways in which the themes of: generational trauma, secondary trauma, historical racism, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), repressed and suppressed trauma and the possibilities of misdiagnoses among black youth come across through performance. Please note, the performance of THE W.I.T.C.H., which depicts the discourse of high school students, contains language that some may find offensive

(Trainer: MORGAN BREON graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2011 (Dual Bachelors in Psychology and English), 2012 (Masters in Social Work) and 2013 (Masters in Education Policy and Leadership. Morgan’s core passion is fostering healing and support for Black youth and young adults. In addition to facilitating youth workshops for over 8 years, Morgan was the Behavior Specialist for the 9th Grade Academy at Denby High School in 2017, and most recently served as the Manager of Behavior and Culture for the Detroit Community Education Commission. In 2017, Morgan decided to incorporate theatre into her “healing work,” and founded Heal.Be.Live., LLC, a for-profit company that uses “art to heal a variety of communities through guided discussion and connections to available resources. #ARTivism.”)

Learning Objectives:
  1. Consider factors that may contribute to certain behaviors or attitudes found in black youth.
  2. Examine the ways in which research and practitioners may project meaning onto behaviors or attitudes of black youth that do not acknowledge the full story.
  3. Foster empathy for the responses of black youth to their experiences via certain behaviors or attitudes.
  4. Provide a low risk theatrical way to engage with lived experiences of black youth.
Agenda:

Course Agenda

Time

Activity | Details

10 mins.

Introduction:

  • Overview of Heal.Be.Live., LLC
  • Overview of Presentation Style
  • Overview of Objectives

30 mins.

Theatrical Presentation:

  • Mini performance of “The Witch,” a one-person stage play showcasing the impact of a social worker in a Detroit public high school.
   

65 mins.

 

  • Group Reflections/  Presentation of Themes (65 minutes)
  • Initial reflection questions about “The Witch” and the themes.
  • Introduction of themes: generational trauma, secondary trauma, historical racism, ACE scores, repressed and suppressed trauma and misdiagnoses for black youth.
  • Connection between scenes in “The Witch,” the themes, and reality.
  • Discussion of possible action steps or methods to use in increasing awareness around the existence of these themes in the work as practitioners.
   

15 mins.

Closing:

  • Q+A
  • Closing Thoughts

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..