This training will help participants to understand and address implicit biases, including where they come from and how they show up within our daily interactions with children, families, and others. Specifically, participants will learn about different types of biases, including racial, gender, and ability. Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage in self-reflection and practice using strategies to address implicit bias both personally and professionally.
- Define a variety of implicit biases, including race and gender
- Reflect on how implicit bias shows up personally and professionally
- Use strategies to address implicit biases in their personal and professional lives
Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child and family-serving organizations.
IMPORTANT TRAINING INFORMATION:
- This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion, break out rooms, and/or demonstration. Your training experience will be best with the use of a web cam, audio, and a training environment conducive to active participation.
- This training will be recorded. The recording will be available to registered learners within 2 days of the training.
- By registering for a CalTrin training, you consent to be added to the CalTrin mailing list.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Ebonyse Mead is a Clinical Instructor in the Birth to Kindergarten program at Georgia Southern University and President of the Educational Equity Institute. Prior to this, she worked at the state level promoting racial equity in early childhood by providing training on diversity, inclusion, and equity with a particular focus on implicit bias, racial socialization, and culturally responsive instruction to the early childhood workforce in North Carolina. Ebonyse is a Certified Family Life Educator and holds a Doctor of Education in Early Childhood from Concordia University Chicago. She earned a Master of Arts in Human Service Counseling also from Concordia and completed a second Master’s of Science in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University.
Dr. Jen Neitzel is the Executive Director of the Educational Equity Institute, which is focused on eliminating the educational and opportunity gaps within communities through systems level change. Prior to this work, Jen was a Research Scientist and Technical Assistance Provider at FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill for 15 years. During her time at FPG, her work focused on implicit bias; disparities in suspensions and expulsions; trauma; and culturally responsive anti-bias practices. Jen presents frequently at state and national conferences and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. She also is the author of the book Achieving Equity and Justice in Education through the Work of Systems Change. Jen also is the co-editor and author of the upcoming book, Handbook of Racial Equity in Early Childhood Education (Spring 2023).
Ebonyse Mead, EdD
President, Educational Equity Institute
Jen Neitzel, PhD
Executive Director, Educational Equity Institute