Importance of Ending Racializing Methodology in Social Work Science

March 29 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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HOSTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Dean’s Lecture Series on the Scholarship of Race and Racism
Featuring
DR. SEAN JOE
Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

About the Event
Dr. Sean Joe (bio), Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, is a nationally recognized authority on suicidal behavior among Black Americans, and is expanding the evidence base for effective practice with Black boys and young men. Working within the Center for Social Development, Dr. Joe is Principal Director of the Race and Opportunity Lab, which examines race, opportunity, and social mobility in the St. Louis region, working to reduce inequality in adolescents’ transition into adulthood. Drawing on his research—which focuses on Black adolescents’ mental health service use patterns, the role of religion in Black suicidal behavior, salivary biomarkers for suicidal behavior, and development of father-focused, family-based interventions to prevent urban Black adolescent males from engaging in multiple forms of self-destructive behaviors—Dr. Joe will discuss the importance of ending racializing methdology in social work science.

About the Lecture Series
Columbia School of Social Work is pleased to announce the inaugural lectures in the Dean’s Lecture Series, featuring prominent scholars of Race and Racism. Created to highlight research that examines and promotes the well-being of Black Americans, this lecture series features speakers who will address various points and intersections in the complex system of racist structures and policies that result in inequities, with a particular focus on disparities in economic opportunity, educational outcomes, criminal justice, wellness, and health care access.