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The Intersection of Immigrants and the Child Welfare System

June 28, 2023

June 28, 10am-12pm CDT on Zoom

CEUs available for social work and LPC: $20 for 2 credit hours

Presenters’ bios

Benafsha Tasmim, MA

With over 10 years of experience working in the social justice and development field, Benafsha has developed the desire and ability to deeply impact the lives of at-risk populations to help them reach their goals and full potential. Currently, she is the Director of Case Management and Workforce Services at YWCA Tulsa, where she provides trauma-informed and strengths-based case management services to immigrant and refugee clients. Benafsha serves as a leader in educating community partners, and the general public about issues impacting the immigrant and refugee community and increasing efforts for Tulsa to be a welcoming community. Previously, Benafsha served as a Program Development Specialist at the National Resource Center for Youth Services.

Molly Bryant, LMSW

Molly Bryant is a Licensed Master Social Worker and the Senior Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services at the YWCA Tulsa. She is a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Molly is also Community Faculty at OU-Tulsa’s School of Social Work. Molly enjoys gardening, swimming in Oklahoma creeks, and spending time with her partner, their 14-month-old son, and their two neurotic hound dogs.