Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT

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Melissa Adamchik, Executive Director 
Tristate Trauma Network 

Building Resilience and Cultural Humility by Recognizing and Addressing Stereotype Threat and Implicit Bias

We know trauma and toxic levels of stress affect the brain, body, and behavior.  Current research is demonstrating its influence on our genetic code through gene expression (epigenetics).  Research also demonstrates that toxic stress disproportionally affects individuals in marginalized groups through stereotype threat and implicit bias.  Join us as we explore resilience-based, trauma-responsive interventions that can be done even on the fly and have a positive impact in helping to develop cultural humility, resilience, and culture shifts by identifying and addressing the unseen messages we all live with driving implicit bias and stereotype threat.  

Bias is universal and ubiquitous.  When individuals and organizations begin the process of becoming more aware of the effects of bias, it can be challenging to navigate the conflicting feelings, beliefs, and ideas that emerge.  Informal conversations with colleagues can help build an understanding of the complexities of prejudice yet can lead to complications due to organizational culture, hierarchy, and relationships.  Beyond establishing or improving a commitment to diversity, bringing in a professional facilitator provides the much- needed opportunity to hold a microscope to an organization's culture; a magnifying glass into the true nuts and bolts of any company: the people.  This introductory training is an opportune way to best support participants in learning the language and skills to support ongoing culture shift and self- awareness.  This training will have a specific focus on how unlearning bias can better support communities.

DAY 1 April 20th, 9am-12:15pm

Agenda and Learning Objectives:  Participants will be able to identify and address:

9:00 – 9:45 Objective 1:  Stereotype threat and how to address it

9:45 – 10:30 Objective 2:  The epigenetics of trauma and how to address it

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:15 Objective 3:  Interventions that can be applied on a single contact with trauma survivors

DAY 2 April 27th, 9am-12:30pm

Agenda and Learning Objectives:  Continued.  

9:00 – 9:45 Objective 4:  Our multifaceted identities and the narrative lens

9:45 – 10:30 Objective 5:  Intention vs. impact

10:30 – 10:45 Break 

10:45– 12:15 Objective 6:  Tools for uncomfortable conversations when narratives are challenged

Presenters:  Mary Vicario, LPCC-S, CTS; Marian Stuckey, LISW-S, MBA; Chelsey Getz, LSW

Presenter Bios (download to view)

Cost: $100 for Non-Members; $75 for TTN Members. Use your memebr discount code in the "Promo Code" field to receive this discount. Thank you for being a member! 

CEUs:  CEUs are approved for OH Counselors, Social Workers, and MFTs and for KY COunselors; pending with the KY Social Work Board and the OH Dept. of Developmental Disabilities. TTN is a provider of Category 1 credit for Behavioral Health providers in IN. Earn up to 6 CEUs for this training. Please Note: In order to receive CEUs, you must sign-in in the morning, have your video on when requested, participate in small group discussions, and complete the evaluation within 48 hours. Late requests for a CEU certificate or a replacement certificate will incur a $10 fee.

Registration deadline is April 13th.  No refunds will be given after this date.  Substitutes are allowed.