course »Implicit Bias and Cultural Humility Practices and Principles When Working with Youth and Families

Date: 6/16/2016, 10:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
Disproportionality in child welfare systems, along with health and educational disparities, present significant barriers to effectively support the needs of youth and families involved with systems of care. Understanding and identifying implicit bias in our interactions with individuals, families, and communities provides an opportunity to disrupt inequity. Cultural humility is a principle and framework to expand one’s approach in working with youth and families to encompass a client-centered stance that seeks to mitigate power imbalances. This collaborative and interactive training will provide participants with an opportunity to engage and explore these dynamic topics while developing skills to incorporate into practice when working with youth and families.

Training Objectives:
  • Explore the impact of implicit bias on youth and families involved with systems of care
  • Build awareness of implicit biases in the workplace and in community interactions.
  • Develop Strategies for identifying and addressing implicit bias
  • Define and examine the principles and practices of cultural humility.
  • Build and develop shared language and definitions for words and ideas often used in our community: culture, diversity, race, power and privilege.
  • Use cultural humility to examine and explore culture, race, power, and privilege in the present day challenges and successes within our work and community.