JUNE 18. 2020
Dr. Tawanda Hubbard
Social Work Educator and Practitioner
Dr. Tawanda Hubbard is a social work educator and practitioner. She teaches on faculty at Monmouth SSW and at her alma mater, Rutgers SSW as a part-time lecturer. Dr. Hubbard received the honor of Outstanding Doctoral Instructor at Rutgers SSW in 2016. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in child welfare, behavioral health, adolescent and family therapy, and clinical practice. She currently provides individual, couple and family therapy as a private practitioner and clinical supervision. Dr. Hubbard is a consultant trainer with NJ Child Welfare Training Partnership and NJ Victims Assistance Academy. She conducts workshops on her scholarship interests (dismantling structural discrimination, oppositionality in adolescents, clinical supervision, etc.). Dr. Hubbard is the immediate past President of the NASW, NJ Chapter, serves on Rutgers School of Social Work Alumni Advisory Council and CSWE Minority Doctoral Fellowship Alumna.
An Incomplete Story: The Unveiling of Health Disparities During COVID-19
In this unprecedented time as we struggle against COVID-19, it has been unveiled the dire health disparities that persons of color are encountering across the nation. We are hearing alarming rates of persons of color dying from COVID-19, hitting the African American Community hard. The reports speak to this phenomenon as a surprising or new event. In this one-hour presentation, it will be discussed how health disparities have historically existed in our country and the problem has been situated on the person and community levels versus looking at systems, policies, and practice. Participants will look at the whole story, factoring in context, examining social determinants of health, and structural discrimination that breeds within our society and institutions. They will identify the role of service providers and agencies in fighting health inequities and discrimination apart of ensuring quality care based on health equity and inclusion.