course »Addressing Racial Microaggressions to Reduce Harm Within Efforts to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Date: 5/9/2022, 12:00 pm—2:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 2
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Racial microaggressions have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them and since system involved youth are disproportionately youth of color, these youth and their families are among those who are far too often negatively affected by racial microaggressions. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include definitions, research on microaggressions, what to do as a bystander and how to prevent harm to others and support improved support and outcomes for system involved youth. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact of racial microaggressions and to gain increased self-awareness and reduce future harm through disruption and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will include: self-reflection, storytelling of real life examples, large group exercises, and participant question time.