Session: Well-Being of Black Women and Girls (WBBWG) (Society for Social Work and Research 27th Annual Conference - Social Work Science and Complex Problems: Battling Inequities + Building Solutions)

All in-person and virtual presentations are in Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST).

SSWR 2023 Poster Gallery: as a registered in-person and virtual attendee, you have access to the virtual Poster Gallery which includes only the posters that elected to present virtually. The rest of the posters are presented in-person in the Poster/Exhibit Hall located in Phoenix A/B, 3rd floor. The access to the Poster Gallery will be available via the virtual conference platform the week of January 9. You will receive an email with instructions how to access the virtual conference platform.

Well-Being of Black Women and Girls (WBBWG)

Saturday, January 14, 2023: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
North Mountain, 2nd Level (Sheraton Phoenix Downtown)
Marquitta Dorsey, Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago and Abigail Williams-Butler, PhD, Rutgers University
This group was formed by those who attended the 2021 SSWR session titled Race, Gender, & Class: Examining the Intersections of Well-being for Black Women. During this session, a list of attendees who wanted to further connect around issues affecting the well-being of Black Women was collected. A follow up email was sent to group participants to gauge interest in how we could come together to think critically about the ways in which social work can be a leader in Black women’s and girl’s health if we unify and work together. We then had a Zoom meeting in February 2021 to review our collected responses about our shared interests. Many expressed an interest in forming an official SSWR SIG focused on the Well Being of Black Women and Girls. Thus far we have had two monthly meetings since the beginning of the academic year in September 2021. Currently, WBBWG is not legally established and functions solely as a meeting group.