Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism
Cultural & Structural Racism has been used for centuries to devalue, discriminate and disenfranchise BIPOC since the slave laws of the 1600’s. Although Civil Rights Legislation has outlawed discrimination, the residue of Cultural & Structural Racism persists in our Justice, Educational, and Behavioral Health systems today. Every day, BIPOC experiences “racism that contributes to race based traumas that can lead to depression, low self-esteem, avoidance behaviors, etc.” (Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies). Providers could inadvertently contribute to cultural & structural racism if we are not aware of the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs that marginalize BIPOC. This workshop deals with understanding the behaviors contributing to disparities and the marginalization of BIPOC, such as stigma, stereotyping, and macroaggressions. We will also discuss practical strategies to help providers create a safe space holding an environment of respect, belonging and inclusion for all the people we serve regardless of race.
- Define Cultural & Structural Racism in the Behavioral Health space.
- Understand how Cultural & Structural Racism contribute to race based traumas and their negative effects on BIPOC.
- Discuss strategies to effectively support BIPOC populations in a manner that is respectful and inclusive with Cultural Humility.
Master Trainer, International Speaker and author of the book “Invincible Social Worker”, Anthony President has empowered and inspired more than 100,000 people to perform, produce and partner better at their places of work. Thousands of companies and organizations have been transformed as a result of Anthony’s work. With over 20 years of facilitation experience, Anthony utilizes a broad range of active learning methodologies to engage and inspire learners to put new ideas into practice creating tangible results for their organizations. Anthony launched his training career and gained his expertise in social services as the Senior Training Officer for the Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services, the largest Human Services agency in the State of Ohio. Prior to founding Presidential Consultants in 2000, Anthony spent a decade in the Corporate arena as a Sales Executive and Sales Manager across two Fortune 500 organizations. An award-winning trainer, Anthony brings high energy and his signature humor to a wide range of topics including diversity & inclusion, leadership, workplace safety & wellbeing. Anthony is an alumnae of John Carroll University in his native Cleveland, Ohio.