course »Cultural Humility and Addressing Bias (Including the Indian Child Welfare Act)

Date: 11/18/2021, 12:30 pm—4:30 pm
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: Catholic Charities / St. Vincent’s School for Boys
Kelsey Pacha, MA, Mdiv – This training will assist providers in reflecting on their own power and privilege within their personal identities, while also considering the intersectional context of their youth clients in out of home care. Through personal assessment, group discussion, and multimedia, participants will define microaggressions, bias, power, privilege, and learn to recognize them. Finally, through group activity and roleplay, participants will develop personal strategies to intervene when witnessing the perpetration of damaging messages and embody what it feels like to respond in uncomfortable situations, particularly if clients or colleagues are not responsive to feedback. All definitions will be discussed in the context of system-involved youth. Participants will also receive an overview of the Indian Child Welfare Act and gain understanding of its history, implementation, and current place in considering placement and permanency for children in out of home care.