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Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations
Part 2: The Hidden Self- Exploring our Implicit Bias
Anthony President

January 19, 2021, 1-2:30 PM EST

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • 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.


PRESENTER

Anthony PresidentAnthony 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.


HOSTS

This training was developed under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) task orders (Reference #s 1H79TI080210, 3H79SM081785, and 1H79SP081018) and is for training use only. Learn more about the Central East ATTC, Central East MHTTC, and Central East PTTC. The Central East ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC are managed by The Danya Institute.