Moving from Diversity to Justice July 10, 2020

Moving from Diversity to Justice July 10, 2020
Presenter: Crystal Morris, MS and Jeffrey Shearer, ACSW, MCAP, LCSW

Date/Time: Friday, July 10, 2020, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $15

CEUs: 3


This workshop is designed to create a safe space to learn about our personal biases, sit in the uncomfortable feelings that arise and then go forward with changing the way we offer services. We will get the opportunity to look at how our worldviews were constructed and how our social location impacts the thoughts and attitudes we have regarding racial justice. The workshop is the beginning of the journey towards systemic change that comes from adopting a new mindset, not harboring guilt or shame.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand and identify priming
2. Define implicit bias
3. Recognize the impact of implicit bias
4. Be able to counter implicit bias
5. Understand how to create justice
6. Identify a call to action

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS: Unmitigated trauma has been a public health crisis for generations. Trauma responses are often miscategorized as maladaptive behaviors and those behaviors become stereotypes that shape the worldviews of individuals and groups. The need is urgent for normalizing uncomfortable conversations on racial injustices. Crystal Morris, MS is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult and works as the Director of Indian River Services for Tykes & Teens, Inc in Vero Beach Florida. She uses her trauma informed approaches to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.

Crystal began her professional career with the Dependency Court system and saw firsthand the impact of trauma and the need for systemic reform. She went on to complete her MS in Counseling to provide mental health services for children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion to have equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields. While no longer working directly with the community, she continues her advocacy by empowering organizational reflection to redesign policies and procedures that are inclusive of all people.

Jeffrey Shearer, ACSW, MCAP, LCSW earned his Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University in 1992 and attained his LCSW in 1994. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Master Certified Addictions Professional credential from the Florida Certification Board, as well as Nationally Roster Child Parent Psychotherapist. Mr. Shearer is founding Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tykes & Teens, Inc. in Stuart, Florida through May 2020. His expertise is working with children who have been traumatized, specifically sexual abuse. In January 2014, Mr. Shearer became an adjunct faculty member at Florida Atlantic University in their Master of Social Work program. Mr. Shearer’s work experience also includes working three year in a residential facility to severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and providing case management to the chronically and persistently mentally ill.

Small Print:

The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations please complete the Application for Support Services and submit with documentation of your disability to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will process the application and contact you to discuss your accommodation needs. SAS requires that this information be provided at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Professional Development Course, so that we have sufficient time to set up the accommodations requested. Thank you!

Participants must be present for the entire training to receive CEUs. Partial CEU credit will not be given.

Refunds minus a $30 administrative fee allowed for cancellations up to 14 days prior to workshop. No refunds after 14 days prior to workshop. Refunds or transfers to other course dates may be permitted in cases of documented personal or immediate family medical emergency, when the same course is being offered on multiple dates, at the discretion of the Professional Development Coordinator. Registrations may not be transferred to another individual. Printed course materials will only be provided to those who attend the course. To request a refund or transfer, please contact the Professional Development Coordinator at

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