2021 Continuing Education Offerings

Event date: 1/12/2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
NASWWI Chapter
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WEBINAR: South Asians in the United States: A Guide for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

January 12th, 2024 Noon - 1PM CST

Presented by Dr. Shreya Bhandari


Currently, about 5.4 million South Asians live in the United States, with family origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Bhutan. When working with South Asian clients, it is crucial to understand their level of acculturation to the mainstream and the profound impact it has on their stress levels, coping mechanisms, and lived experiences. Hence, an intricate understanding of their immigration history, struggles with the immigration systems, and strong reliance on familial values is extremely important to serve them in a culturally responsive manner. This unique book debunks the myth of the “model minority,” a term often used to describe South Asians in the United States due to the rapid financial and cultural success of some.

After listening to the webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the intricacies of various social issues that South Asians experience in the United States
  2. Apply the theory of intersectionality to South Asians in the United States and their social issues
  3. Exemplify the important concepts on South Asians in the US and social issues


Member - $25
Menber - Student or Retired - $20
Non-Member - $35


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