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Understanding Implicit Racial Bias: Rewiring Our Perceptions and Intentions
Thursday, December 02, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Category: Training

Description: The purpose of UIRB is to build capacity to recognize and reduce implicit racial bias by providing participants with a Brave Space environment in which to explore and challenge their own beliefs and attitudes about bias, to practice better ways of talking to one another about microaggressions and stereotypes, and to begin to have conversations with one another about how implicit racial bias affects our attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.

Defined as a learning exchange, rather than as a training, UIRB is both a guided educational experience which uses a standard curriculum and a facilitated discussion that encourages and supports participants’ active involvement in the learning exchange. A team of intensively-trained facilitators with a background in child and family welfare and a commitment to understanding and reducing implicit racial bias lead the learning exchange.

A week prior to the event date you will receive a Zoom invitation along with instructions on how to access all handouts.
If any questions, please email [email protected]

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

At each training, participants will receive a certificate of completion, based on hours attended. For more information, please click here.

If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact Katie Henry, [email protected].

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Contact: For more information contact Katie Henry, [email protected]