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Free Online CEU - Community Centered Refugee Empowerment
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12/11/2019
When: Wednesday, December 11
10-11 a.m.
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Tika Adhikari and Robyn Steiner Lamont, MSW, LSW
Contact: NASW Ohio Chapter
(614) 461-4484

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NASW Ohio Chapter hosts a free, members-only webinar each month, as part of the Wake Up to Social Work Online CEU Series. As a member of NASW, you can earn all of your required CEUs for free through this series. You can view upcoming Wake Up to Social Work webinars at naswoh.org/webinars.


About the Webinar: Communities across the U.S. have welcomed refugees for generations. Intentional and collaborative approaches to refugee acculturation and integration have lasting impact on how refugees find community and give back. This webinar will focus on what happens after resettlement sharing best practices for empowering refugee individuals and communities. The training will include ways to promote self-representation in leadership and decision making.

 

About the Presenters:

 

Robyn Steiner Lamont, MSW, LSW is the Executive Director and co-founder of RefugeeConnect, a Cincinnati based nonprofit. Robyn earned her MSW from The Ohio State University and is a licensed social worker. Robyn was inspired to pursue a career in empowering refugee communities while volunteering as an advocate for quality prenatal care for asylum-seeking women from Eritrea and Ethiopia.With more than 10 years of experience working locally and abroad to promote diversity and inclusion initiatives, Robyn noticed that individuals and families who survived persecution experienced challenges acclimating and integrating to their new home due to limited coordinated resources to support their transition. While leading RefugeeConnect she looks at systems change to create pathways to empower refugees from a strength-based lens. Robyn's vision is a community that stands shoulder to shoulder listening to a real need and implementing cross-cultural collaborative solutions that celebrating the incredible impact of all community members. 

 

Tika Adhikari is a passionate activist and leader in refugee empowerment. While earning her degree in social work, Tika works as an Assistant Coordinator at Mt. Airy School (CPS). She is a member (co-researcher) of Civic Action for Refugee Empowerment (CARE), a local team developed bring-together representatives from seven refugee communities, university researchers, and community partners to improve the experience of refugees residing in the greater Cincinnati region. She is also part of the study conducted by the University of Cincinnati Psychology Department focused on the wellbeing of Bhutanese Refugees. She previously worked at RefugeeConnect as a Health Navigator, focusing improve pediatric refugee health through a collaborative framework and led their school-based programming at Aiken High School. She is an active volunteer at the Bhutanese Community of Cincinnati nonprofit. She is the former treasurer of the Bhutanese American Student Organization at the University of Cincinnati, a campus organization created by students who came as refugees to the U.S. that focuses on community engagement and service.

 

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