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Racial Inequity

October 24, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
6 CEU/clock hours
Location: 115 Stillman Hall

Target Audience: Social workers, Counselors, MFTs and students

Through film, group activities and dialogue, this workshop will explore the system of racialization with the intent of deepening participants understanding of racial inequity. This exploration is a part of the core concepts that precede the complex work of change and includes information on how race is constructed, how racism works, how privilege is embedded in our systems, and how internalized racism and superiority are created and maintained.

By the end of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe definitions specific to racial inequity
  • Identify components of the system that makes up the interconnected nature of racial inequity
  • Apply new understandings of race and racism to personal and professional relationships.

Meet your presenters: Cherie Bridges Patrick, MSSW, LISW-S

Cherie Bridges Patrick received her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, her Bachelor of Social Work from Capital University, and holds an Associate of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Franklin University. Her multicultural focus has been primarily directed toward providing mental health services to children, youth and families on issues related to trauma, loss, adjustment, grief, and domestic violence for nearly eleven years. Cherie spent nearly five years as Clinical Supervisor for the Somali Outreach Program at The Buckeye Ranch. In this role, she worked to make the provision of mental health services culturally and linguistically relevant to Somali children and families. This included advocating, providing education, establishing and building relationships, and bridging communication between service providers and families. During her time there she has worked to raise the level of cultural awareness by developing and offering cultural and clinical presentations throughout the agency and in the community. Utilizing the framework of Relational Cultural theory – an approach to helping and healing grounded in the idea that healing takes place in the context of mutually empathic, growth-fostering relationships, Cherie is able to successfully navigate discussions on sensitive topics. She has made multiple presentations on mental health work with Somali families to social workers, clinicians, teachers, and administrators. Cherie serves as a  community lecturer in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University and currently provides consultation as well as trainings on cross-cultural service provision, racial inequity, and other tailored workshops throughout the state. She is also a PhD student in the Antioch Graduate Program of Leadership and Change and hopes to receive her degree in 2019.



The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the Ohio CSWMFT Board. Our social worker and MFT provider number is: RST111002.