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DeGruy to hold diversity workshop at EWU


Last updated 2/9/2017 at 12:33pm

Internationally renowned educator and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy, Ph.D., will hold a special workshop at Eastern Washington University on topics of cultural sensitivity and diversity, as well as areas of mental and ecological resilience.

DeGruy’s four-hour presentation, “Culture-Specific Models of Service, Delivery and Practice,” will be from 1-5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in Hargreaves Hall Room 201 on EWU’s Cheney campus.

During her 25 years in the field of social work, DeGruy has been lauded as a dynamic and inspirational speaker. Her voice is reflected in numerous published journal articles and she has also developed the “African American Male Adolescent Respect Scale,” an assessment instrument designed to broaden the understanding of the challenges facing youth in an effort to prevent their over-representation in the justice system.

In addition to her pioneering work in the explanatory theory and book,”Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” DeGruy has developed a culturally based education model for working with children and adults of color.

Admission to the workshop for the general public is $15 and free to EWU students, staff and administrators. Continuing education unit (CEU) credits will be offered for $22 to professionals who are interested.

Contact Romeal Watson in EWU Career Services for more information about the CEU’s at (509) 359-4637 or

DeGruy’s appearance is co-sponsored by EWU’s Africana Education Program, the Office of the President and Housing and Residential Life.


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