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Understanding Bias, Microaggressions, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

This training includes an overview of key terms and definitions related to bias, unconscious preconceptions, microaggressions, and the trauma-informed perspective. 

We will review the challenges facing those working in the community and schools and will demonstrate how to mitigate bias and help bring our unconscious preconceptions into the open. 

Instructors will stress the importance of moving forward in a positive direction while avoiding the pitfalls of perfectionism and political correctness. We will define implicit and explicit bias and explore how our beliefs are derived from based on our experience, upbringing, school, geography, religion, and peers. 

Brief scenarios will be used to encourage discussion and reflection describing negative experiences related to poverty, learning disabilities, mental illness, physical disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and ethnicity.

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