Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, New York

Alumni and Friends Day

Cultural Competencies When Working With the Latino Community

Please join Adelphi University School of Social Work Hauppauge Center on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an informative lecture on Cultural Competencies When Working with the Latino Community. Participants will explore how culture influences all aspects of the helping profession NYS Social Workers, Mental Health Counselor, and Marriage Family Therapist will receive 6 FREE CE’s. Our guest speakers include Assemblyman Philip Ramos, Julia Burgos, Beria Camargo-Gaxiola, Eliana Fernandez, and Antonio Walcott.

Admission is free* but you must preregister. Lunch is included.

*Admission is limited to Adelphi University School of Social Work alumni, faculty, and field instructors.

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6 CE’s


Philip Ramos (D, WFP – Bay Shore) represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes portions of the hamlets of Brentwood, Central Islip, North Bay Shore, Bay Shore and Islandia. Assemblyman Ramos has helped organize and establish the Long Island Latino Elected Officials Association and played an integral role in the establishment of the Long Island Black & Brown Caucus, which consists of 28 legislators from Long Island. During the 2015 legislative session, Deputy Majority Leader Ramos was elected as the first vice chairman of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. He is an executive board member of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, as well as a member of the Committees on Ways and Means, Aging, Education and Local Government.

In 2007, Julia Burgos joined the Long Island Latino Teachers Association, first as a Liaison to the Brentwood School District and then as Second Vice President, a position that she still holds today. The Long Island Latino Teachers Association is a not for profit organization that advocates for fair and equitable education for all Latino and Minority students. They provide conferences, mentoring programs and scholarships for students and advocate on their behalf with local and state government representatives. Julia is an Adjunct Professor at the Adelphi University School of Social Welfare where she teaches courses on social work and social policy.

As a child of a migrant farm worker who attended 14 different schools by the time she graduated high school, Beria Camargo-Gaxiola was exposed to many of the perils that plague the youth in our communities today. She earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish making her the first to graduate college in her family. She then completed a Masters in Counseling with a specialization in family and adolescent therapy. Beria is grateful that working with S.T.R.O.N.G. allows her to use her clinical skills and program creativity to infuse faith in our youth and their families so that they too can overcome the obstacles they face.

Eliana Fernández is a member of Make the Road New York, the largest grassroots community organization in New York offering services and organizing the immigrant community. Their model integrates four core strategies for concrete change that millions of families feel every day: Legal and Survival Services, Transformative Education, Community Organizing, and Policy Innovation. Staff and members repeat a common refrain: “Make the Road is my second home.” Regardless of immigration status, race, or gender identity, all find safety, support, and solidarity here.

Affected by loss, a lack of resources and varied types of obstacles led Antonio Walcott to question his life’s meaning and purpose. After graduating from York College with a Bachelor’s in History, Antonio began working yet was unfulfilled. He eventually discovered his passion for counseling which he studied at Walden University. As a mental health counselor for STRONG Youth, Inc., he hopes to play a role in the uplift and development of the “at-risk” population with the belief that we are all endowed with gifts and talents beyond our challenges and limitations. 

Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.

If you also require a Certificate for CASAC recredentialing please advise

There is no accommodation in the State Regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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