Recognizing and Addressing Stereotype Threat and Implicit Bias

  • 11/06/2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Virtual Platform
  • Kara Atwell
  • katwell@mhankyswoh.org
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  • Building Resilience and Cultural Humility by Recognizing and Addressing Stereotype Threat and Implicit Bias

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    Presenter: Mary Vicario, LPCC-S, Certified Trauma Specialist

    We know trauma and toxic levels of stress affects the brain, body, and behavior. Current research is demonstrating its influence on our genetic code through gene expression (epigenetics). Research 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 to help develop cultural humility, resilience and culture shifts by identify 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. Topics of Training Include:

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to identify and address:

    1. Stereotype threat and how to address it
    2. The epigenetics of trauma and how to address it
    3. Interventions that can be applied on a single contact with trauma survivors
    4. Our multifaceted identities and the narrative lens
    5. Iintention vs. impact
    6. Tools for uncomfortable conversations when narratives are challenged

    Mary Vicario, LPCC –S is a Certified Trauma Specialist with over 25 years working with trauma survivors and training on trauma informed care.  Since 1992, she has been bringing home the latest in relational neuroscience and trauma research to create cutting edge training and programming for the Greater Cincinnati community. Those who attend her trainings comment on how she takes this challenging material and makes it understandable and even fun!  Ms. Vicario is a trainer for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program and co-authored The Foster Parent Survival Guide; a workbook of everyday interventions based on the neuroscience of healing to assist Children’s Services, foster care agencies and parents.  She has also authored other trauma informed articles, curriculum and has a textbook chapter now in press.