News Release


Dr. Rose MalinowskiCultural sensitivity is necessary in every field but even more so in the area of social work. Trinity is providing an opportunity for students, social service providers and community members to build cultural competency skills.

The Department of Social Work will be co-sponsoring a workshop with Arab American Family Services on Tuesday, August 7 from 8a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

East Meets West: Building a Culturally Competent Community will feature two panels of guest speakers, presenting on the subjects:

• Islam and Arab culture
• Domestic violence
• Elder abuse
• Child abuse

Laura Zumdahl The social work department is engaged in an ongoing partnership with AAFS, located in Burbank, Illinois. AAFS serves as a field site for Trinity social work interns and student capstone activities.

Last April, Dr. Rose Malinowski, associate professor of social work, and Laura Zumdahl, project coordinator, facilitated a multi-session staff training for the organization, which provides outreach and services to people of Arab descent and Muslims in the southwest suburbs.

The cost to attend the August 7 conference is $25 and includes refreshments. To register, contact Arab American Family Services at 708-229-2314.



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