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Being Color Brave and Culturally Humble, Part I

What does it mean to be “color brave”?  In her TED talk “Color blind or color brave?” accomplished businesswoman Mellody Hobson explores having candid conversations about race that can help us better understand each other’s perspectives and experiences. Gaining this information is at the heart of our ability to build authentic relationships and to attain

September 14 @ 9:00 am

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$40.00 – $60.00

What does it mean to be “color brave”?  In her TED talk “Color blind or color brave?” accomplished businesswoman Mellody Hobson explores having candid conversations about race that can help us better understand each other’s perspectives and experiences. Gaining this information is at the heart of our ability to build authentic relationships and to attain cultural dexterity. One strategy for achieving this bravery is through cultural humility, which has been defined as the ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented in relation to aspects of cultural identity as defined by that person. Cultural humility challenges us to suspend what we know, or think we know, about a person based on generalizations about their culture.  Cultural humility also helps us to know ourselves and how we are shaped by our culture and experiences.  Many of us have thought patterns and actions that are based in privilege and implicit bias.  It is important to explore our belief systems to uncover individual biases and misconceptions attached to our life experiences.  This helps us to give grace and offer empathy to ourselves and others as we examine bias from the perspective of microaggressions.

 

This three-part series will engage the audience in these ways during each stand-alone session:

  • Part I: Being Color Brave focuses on the need for society to talk about race. Hobson explains how acknowledging and discussing race is a first step to developing and sustaining an inclusive culture.  This segment helps us learn how to generate dialogue and self-awareness to become more color brave.

 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Describe being “color brave,” and how it can be used in the field of child welfare;
  • Explore, examine and reflect on how color bravery can impact their interactions with families;
  • Articulate the dimensions of cultural humility;
  • Identify ways that cultural humility can be used in their practice;
  • Explore implicit bias and how it may impact or interfere with making sound decisions for children and families of color; and
  • Identify and address microaggressions from the perspective of a witness, target or perpetrator.

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up to one hour prior to the scheduled web-based course or registration deadline, whichever comes first. Non-attending registrants will incur for their agency the same fee as if they had attended. Cancellation information can be found in the registration details. All substitutions must be sent to webinars@pccyfs.org.

Certificate Policy: Certificates will be processed only for those who are actively engaged. This is verified by participation in polls, verbal/chat responses, and log in time. Attendance less than 50 minutes per 1 hour scheduled, will be considered unsatisfactory.

Continuing Education: CEUs for social workers, counselors, therapists are available upon request with a $10 processing fee.

PCCYFS will maintain electronic and on-site records for two years; after two years, records will be sent to storage. You may apply for CEUs if the evaluation was completed in a timely manner

The Pennsylvania Council of Children Youth & Family Services (PCCYFS) #SWPR004114 is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. PCCYFS maintains responsibility for the program(s).

Please note that you may only apply for CEUs, Act 48 or CLE credits for courses where noted in the registration information. You may not receive more than one type of credit for a single course.

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Date:
September 14
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
$40.00 – $60.00
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