**Postponed** Film: When They See Us (Parts 1-4)

Film: When They See Us (Parts 1-4)
Presenters:  Stacy Triumph, MSS, MLSP, HSV, LCSW; William Thompson, MSS, MLSP, HSV, LCSW
Dates: ***to be Re-Scheduled***
Location: Elkins Park House

 Description and Reason for Film Choice:
Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.  In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York's Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.  Although the events of this particular story is limited to 1989-2014, negative interactions between the legal system and minority groups existed before 1989 and continue to exist today.  This film illustrates the emotional and psychological impacts of minority groups at the hands of our legal system, and sheds light on current relationships between minority groups and many of our society systems.  The film provides opportunity to discuss social work’s role in combatting social injustices.



  • Attendees will identify and discuss the various social factors that place the characters at risk
  • Attendees will discuss the role of media and its portrayal of minority groups
  • Attendees will discuss the ethical implications of events in the film as they relate to our professional work, particularly in working with individuals who experience social injustices


Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits. (Please print this email and keep in your file along with your CE in case you are audited.)

About the Presenters:

Stacy Triumph, MSS, MLSP, HSV, LCSW
Stacy Triumph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience working with children, families, couples, and senior citizens in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Her clinical experience focuses on academic issues, trauma, child welfare (e.g. adoption/foster care), depression, anxiety, administrative, mental/emotional/behavioral dysfunction, sexual violence, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, and other life transitions. In addition to her professional certifications Stacy earned a Masters of Social Services and a Masters of Law and Social Policy at Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.


William Thompson, MSS, MLSP, HSV, LCSW
Will Thompson graduated from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research with a Masters of Social Services and a Masters of Law and Social Policy in 2015.  Post graduate school, Will spent several years working in a local in-patient psychiatric facility with adults, adolescents, and children.  During this time, Will interfaced with various agencies, including schools, family courts, insurance providers, and various levels of community based mental health services.   Currently, Will works as a Behavioral Health Consultant for a community health center where he is part of an inter-disciplinary team that provides medical and mental health treatment to adults. He also does fee-for-service outpatient therapy.



No charge for PSCSW Members to attend; $20 for Non-Members to attend. There is a $10 fee for anyone wishing a CE certificate.

Cancellation Policy:

PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

Non-Members: There is a $10 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours’ notice is given for this program.

This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenters and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:

FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS:  This program is approved for clinical credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4).

  • Part 1&2
     March 15, 2020
     1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Part 3&4
     March 28, 2020
     12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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