This online course will be streaming live on February 17, 2021 from 9:00am – 12:15pm PST after purchase.
10:30am – 10:45am PST
All course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until March 16, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Registration will close on February 16, 2021.
People in the helping professions – teachers, psychologists and others – may find it difficult to discuss racism. Statistics show that racism is a form of adversity that can have an impact on brain development and that these effects can define and limit a person from childhood through adulthood – affecting their performance in school, work and having an impact on their mental and physical health. Racism is just such a trauma. When most people think of racism however, they tend to think of the most extreme manifestations which are repellant and with which the majority of people cannot identify with. However, racism can be very subtle and often unintentional, and its effects can hijack a person’s potential for life. It is important that standing up to racism involve an understanding of the systemic aspects of racism that impact training of individuals in the helping professions, making it difficult to see how our unconscious assumptions can lead to stereotyping and bias. This webinar will enable participants to become clear about what they can do to stand up to racism in their own personal way.