Seeing Systems through a Native American Lens
Dates: May 10, 2024
Meets: F from 8:45 AM to 12 N
Location: GRAND RAPIDS - BIK 230-235
There are still openings remaining at this time.
Native Americans historically have not had positive experiences with systems. Working with Natives effectively requires leveraging empathy to build relationships with Native American individuals, families and communities. In this workshop participants will become aware of historical policies that may have led Native Americans to mistrust systems. Awareness is the first step to increasing empathy. Empathy will empower participants by bridging the gap between agents working for systems and advocates for clients.
- Identify at least one historical policy that may have led Native Americans to mistrust systems.
- Identify three culturally informed strategies to build a therapeutic alliance.
- Understand how empathy can help bridge the gap between agents working for systems and advocates for clients.
Payment & Registration
- Payment is due upon registration. If a participant registers for a course and has not paid the registration fee, we will send a reminder email to pay the fee. If there is no response and the fee has not been paid within 7 days, the participant will be dropped from the course and may re-register and pay if space is available. This policy is to ensure equitable access to courses that have high demand and long waitlists.
- Registration Deadline: Three days prior to the program by 5pm.
- Waitlist Policy: Our social work programs, excluding the DHHS programs, may fill up due to interest in the content. If the course becomes full, we will have a limited wait list. Those who get on a wait list for a course, you will be notified as soon as possible if a seat becomes available and payment must be made upon enrollment. When the typical registration period ends two days prior to the begin date, all those on the list will be notified we can no longer accept people into the class.
- Participants may cancel their registration at any time by calling our office at 616-331-7180 or emailing email@example.com. Participants seeking a refund must cancel their registration at least 48 hours prior to the program. You may either receive a full refund back on your card, or we can place a credit on your account for a future program. Refund requests received within 48 hours of the program are not eligible for a refund. If GVSU needs to cancel the event, participants will receive a full refund.
Social Work Continuing Education Credits:
- Participants seeking Social Work Continuing Education credits will need to arrive by the start time of the program, and must stay until the end. Partial credit will not be awarded.
- Participants must complete the post-event evaluation to receive SWCE credit.
- Certificates will be emailed to participants 1-2 business days after the program. Participants who have not received their certificate (and it is not in their spam/junk folder) should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grand Valley State University School of Social Work, an accredited social work education program, is authorized by Administrative Rule 338.2965 to award Michigan social work continuing education contact hours.
|GVSU Field Education Supervisor
GRAND RAPIDS - BIK 230-235
A parking pass will be emailed to you two days prior to the event. Please see the link below for maps to Grand Valley State University locations: https://www.gvsu.edu/maps.
Building Address: Bicycle Factory 201 Front Ave. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Jonathan Rinehart LMSW, CTRP-C, ADS is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. He has completed his graduate work at Grand Valley State University. He currently practices at Indian Health Services, serving urban Native Americans. His treatment modality combines Native American cultural lifeways with western methods.