Bias in all human being begins in childhood and is a natural cognitive function of us all. Well-intentioned people who consciously disapprove of bias can still harbor implicit bias. Implicit bias can occur instantly &involuntarily with certain groups of people (Justice Research & Statistics Association, 2018). This workshop challenges Behavioral Health Staff to examine their implicit biases which can influence service engagement, case decisions, actions, attitudes, and behaviors towards those we serve. We will assess our implicit biases and learn strategies to limit and manage them in the behavioral health setting.
- Participants will define and understand implicit bias.
- Participants will understand the challenges and potential effects of implicit bias in behavioral health care.
- Participants will assess and determine implicit biases they may possess.
- Participants will use strategies to help cleanse implicit bias
- 1.5 NAADAC
Anthony President is a Certified Trainer with the Institute for Human Services, Ohio Human Services Training Program, Author and Executive Coach. He holds a BA in Sociology from John Carroll University. He has served with distinction as the Senior Training Officer, for Cuyahoga County Human Services and worked with fragile families as a Social Services Worker. Anthony has over 20 years training experience in both the public and private sector on a variety of Human Service and Employee Development topics.