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Task Force of Social Workers of African Descent (TFSWAD)



The NASW-NYC Task Force of Social Workers of African Descent is pleased to present 

Self Care Practices  for  People of Color Wounded Healers in An Oppressive Environment

A Presentation and Discussion by Distinguished Guest Speaker


Co-Chairs - Onaje Muid, MSW, CASAC, LMHC, FDLC & Marva Mariner, MSW



Onaje Muid, a graduate of the African Centered Social Work Academy, co-founder of the PISAB- Men of Color Group, co-founder of the Eagle and The Condor Cultural Center, is a social work healer, lecturer, advisor with a 25 year history in developing cultural/spiritual specific interventions for victims of historical trauma. He holds a master's degree in social work from Stony Brook University for Social Welfare, a license in mental health counseling, a credential in alcoholism and substance abuse counseling, and a family development leader credential, with post master's certificates in African Centered Social Work, Spirituality and Social Work, International Trauma, and Focus Oriented Centered Therapy for Complex Trauma. He serves as the Clinical Associate Director for Reality House Inc., an advisor for Columbia University School of Social Work, lecturer for the NYU Silver School of Social Work and  Co-chair for the Diversity Interest Group for the American College for Mental Health Administrators.


October 2nd meeting, 6-8 pm at NASW -NYC Chapter office 50 Broadway


This will be an open meeting.  Please join us.  







Co-chairs:  Onaje Muid, MSW, CASAC, LMHC, FDLC &
Marva Mariner, MSW

Check out the Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date meeting schedule.

Email us for more information.

TFSWAD currently works on:

• Acknowledging and rectifying the present and future workforce shortage of social workers of African descent on the front-line and in leadership.
• Addressing the specific professional development needs of social workers of African descent.
• Addressing the needs of communities of African descent.
• Building and expanding the base of social workers of African descent for engagement in future activities of the Task Force.





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