Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is recognized in the US and internationally as a human rights violation and a form of gender-based violence. However, many social workers, advocates, and social service providers are not adequately equipped to address FGM/C in their practice. This workshop will provide an introductory foundation for understanding what FGM/C is, including its prevalence in the U.S. and globally, and the role of social workers in addressing and responding to this issue. In addition, the workshop will share key competencies and best practices for working with survivors of FGM/C. This workshop intends to increase attendees’ confidence in talking about and addressing FGM/C in their practice and provide relevant resources.
DATE: May 30, 2023
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST
AUDIENCE: Anyone working in the social work or human services sector
Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be offered through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for social workers who complete the training.