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Marina Morgenshtern

Assistant Professor, Social Work, Trent University

I am a social work researcher, educator and practitioner. My social work practice experience ranges from individual and family oriented practice to community and program development. As a social worker in Canada and Israel, I engaged in community and leadership development; developed culturally-informed means for intervention with immigrant and ethnically and religiously minoritized families; developed and facilitated psycho-educational programs for low-income families, couples, immigrant and ethnic/religious minority parents, youth, and elderly. I provided individual and family counseling and served as a child protection officer in family justice system. I consulted and trained social workers on culturally-specific means of intervention and supervised social work students in critically engaged social work practice with marginalized populations and communities. My practice in different countries has attuned me to social inequalities at local, national and global levels. My areas of teaching and research interest include social constructivist, feminist intersectional, anti-oppressive, and antiracist approaches to social work with immigrant and ethnic minority individuals, families and groups, and the inclusion of marginalized voices into social work theory, research, and practice.