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Understanding Implicit Racial Bias: Rewiring Our Perceptions and Intentions
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
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.


Via Zoom Meeting

**The meeting will open up at 8:45am, so please make sure you are logging in at this time. Training will start promptly at 9am and end at 4:00pm with a 1 hour lunch at 12pm.

**Please note, we will be offering only 15 slots for this training so once that maximum number has been reached, no one will be able to register past that.  

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].

Click HERE to Register


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