NEW YORK, February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The best-selling book “Latinx in Social Work” by Erica Priscilla SandovalLCSW-SIFI and founder of Sandoval CoLab, a psychotherapy and counseling group, has been translated into Spanish – “Latinx en el Área del Trabajo Social” – and will be available to order on Amazon at February 22.
To celebrate the release of the Spanish translation, Latinx in Social Work, Inc. is hosting a virtual book launch with the New York University School of Social Work to February 22 at 6 p.m. Register at nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdumsqDIpE90CQl4LILdvVytrkFJ2J55t.
An initiative of therapy and equity consulting firm Sandoval Psychotherapy Consulting, “Latinx in Social Work” is an anthology of personal essays written by 22 Latinx social workers that draw attention to the racism, prejudice and discrimination experienced by social workers. Translated into Spanish, the essays can now reach a wider audience and connect with social workers and Latinx students from all walks of life. Published by Fig Factor Media, the book is a groundbreaking step in building a movement committed to owning Latinx narratives, naming common but unspoken struggles, and driving practitioners’ own healing. The book was introduced into schools of social work programs as a mirror to reflect the experiences of Latinx students and a tool to help students from other backgrounds understand the need for cultural humility in their practice. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund.
Luisa Lopezfeatured author of the book and president of the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund, is aware of the positive impact this book will have on readers.
“I am honored that the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund has been selected to receive proceeds from the book, which will go a long way to ensuring that there is a vibrant and strong pipeline of Latinx social work students ready and able to serve. in our most vulnerable communities,” she said.
Also to be published on February 22 is the “Latinx in Social Work Podcast”, which features interviews with the authors of the books about their backgrounds and institutional barriers. Reflecting on shared experiences, the conversations offer personal and professional guidance to the next generation of social workers. The podcast will be available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
The authors of the books will also be featured in the free discussion series Latinx in Social Work, co-hosted by the NYU Silver School of Social Work. At February 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. is the virtual panel “Accountability to Black and Afro-Latin Communities” – register here. Then on March 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Una Conversación con Las Madrinas” – register here. ###
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Mia EdelsteinSandoval CoLab, 973-985-5642, [email protected]