MICRO-AGGRESSORS - Why Big Momma Has an Attitude
This workshop examines micro-aggressors routinely experienced by minorities, and the impact on social service delivery. Participants will:
1- Gain a working definition of the term.
2- Learn to identify situations in which micro-aggressors typically occur, and
3- Gain insight into the long-term effects of these seemingly minor social slights.
LaDonna Wattley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience in the child welfare field. She is a gifted presenter, and has been the featured speaker at conferences in Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Washington D.C., California, and Texas. Conference attendees credit her passion, sense of humor, and story-telling ability as the reasons that she is such a sought-after speaker. Ms. Wattley conducts workshops on diversity, culturally relevant service provision, adoption, parenting and discipline, and grief and loss issues as they relate to foster care and adoption.
Ms. Wattley has worked as a child welfare social worker, coordinator of a parenting education program, Director of Licensing for a private, non-profit agency, and Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Training for the Indianapolis CASA program . In addition, she has nearly fifteen years of experience providing training to prospective foster and adoptive parents.
Ms. Wattley currently works as full-time faculty at the Indiana University School of Social Work. Of all that she does, she most enjoys sharing her experiences and facilitating workshops, in an attempt to improve the lives of families.