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2021 CDSS and Partners: Race, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series – Session 1
June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDTFree
In response to the pandemic and recent events highlighting longstanding social and racial injustices, in August of 2020 a workgroup began meeting to develop the Race, Equity and Inclusion (REI) webinar series to assist providers and caregivers in engaging with youth. The workgroup’s vision is to set an example for creating an environment that leads to active engagement and ongoing dialogue in essential conversations related to racial injustice and systemic racism over a period of time that supports individual and systemic healing and change.
Laying the Foundation: Implicit Bias Training, Provides implicit bias training, providing a baseline and level of confidence for all to join in conversation during the webinar series.
Dr. Isaiah Pickens- A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader and Fellow, who currently sits on the National Board for Communities and Schools as a national expert in trauma, youth and promoting mental wellness through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.
Dr. Bryant Marks – Founder and Chief Equity Officer of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and a tenured professor of Psychology at Morehouse College. He served on President Obama’s Board of Advisors with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Dionne Puckett– A BA in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and Masters in Social Work from CSU Stanislaus, Ms. Puckett has worked throughout the human services field in positions of community outreach, leadership, direct practice in child welfare social work, and education. Through research and practice Ms. Puckett is a subject matter expert on unpacking racism in child welfare.