Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM MDT
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Angie Wagner 


Special Education Health and Wellness:  Access to School Social Work Related Services

This presentation is designed to explore and analyze the effects of systemic/internalized oppression within the New Mexico educational system, emphasizing Special Education and Related Services.  We will explore the development of a more open and inclusive educational system through an awareness of oppression and present day challenges regarding our public education system.  We will take a look at the historical “school to prison” pipeline and its evolutionary effect on people of color and other marginalized individuals.  Topics include a historical view of the educational system in America, the 504 Plan, IDEA, IEP’s and Related Services within our current educational systems.  Additionally, we will explore the need for Special Education Services and Related Service supports with a brief overview of Federal, State, and Local New Mexico Children’s Code laws and regulations, through the lens of a School Social Worker.

Presented by:

Toni Sanchez-Romero, BBA MSW LCSW LISW
Albuquerque Public Schools and Private Practitioner           

  Ms. Sanchez-Romero is a Clinical School Social Worker, for the largest school district in New Mexico, serving 26 years. She's committed her School Social Work career in the service of  Title 1 schools.  In addition, she provides mental health supports via  private practice for the past three years.  A Native New Mexican:  Hispanic, Native Yaqui, and Sephardic Jew.  Her family evolves from the original founding families of New Mexico, the good, the bad, the ugly!  She believes education is the key to unlocking the chains of poverty.  Education is obtained by the individual whether by book learning or experience; and, it belongs to each individual. Education can never be taken nor diminished, only lost.


NASW Member- $5
Non-Member- $15

This meeting link will be available and emailed to you on May 28, 2020. If registering after 5/28/20, the link and quiz will be emailed to you within 2 business days.

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