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Part 1: Labels, Boxes, Closets and Basements: The "I" in Identity

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Part 1: Labels, Boxes, Closets and Basements: The "I" in Identity

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Guest Faculty: Carmen Caraballo, MSW (bio below)

Part 1 - Wednesday May 10, 2023 10:00 - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Part 2 - Wednesday May 17, 2023 10:00 - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

How we "identify" has become a critical topic of discussion in our everyday life experience. Pushing through the crowd in regard to how we wish to be seen and heard is imperative to our well-being. The concept of our identity is not black and white. It is complex, dynamic and multi-dimensional. We, as individuals, are the only ones that can determine and express identity for ourselves.

This two-part workshop will provide participants with a safe and brave space to discuss the intersections that influence how we experience our world, connect to others and create a personalized sense of self.

Guest Faculty

Carmen Caraballo, MSW, is a seasoned bilingual Master’s Level Social Worker with over 27 years of experience working with children, youth, adults, families, communities, and organizations throughout the Philadelphia area. She possesses a strong clinical background working with various populations, such as pregnant and parenting women, pre-term prevention, home visitation services, early childhood education, child welfare, at-risk youth and violence prevention, reunification, homelessness and housing, smoking cessation, addiction, and substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, trauma work, and critical incidence, hospice, and end of life care. She has provided services along the continuum of direct service practice, case management, clinical counseling and therapy, supervisory and management functions, director of programs and executive leadership, and executive coaching. She has a passion for coaching and partnering with individuals to unlock their fullest potential in order to attain their most desired personal, professional, and creative goals. In her personal time, she enjoys reading, writing, appreciating the wide range of creative arts, listening to jazz really loud, tending to her many plants, and spending quality time with her three amazing adult children, her nine beautiful grandchildren, and her beloved circle of female friends.

Supported in part by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health

This Resiliency Series is specially offered for community members and organizations who through their work are First Responders or are involved with those affected by the Substance Use Crisis in Philadelphia. The stress of caring for others can affect our bodies and minds. This free virtual series is here to support our workplaces and community and is open to anyone.

For information on Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), visit #TakeCarePHL at Visit the Events page to sign up for notifications of future events.

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