Thu, Oct 26|
Addressing Racial Bias in School Systems: Creating Inclusive & Equitable Learning Environments for System Involved Youth
Marya Wright, MSW, ASW
Time & Location
Oct 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Marya Wright, MSW, ASW
This training provides an overview of racial bias within school systems and ways to address it. Participants will gain an understanding of what racial bias is, how it manifests in schools, and its impact on students, especially system-involved your who are disproportionately youth of color. They will also learn strategies for addressing racial bias in school systems and advancing for racial equity. The training will emphasize the importance of cultural competence training for educators. Overall, those who support system-involved youth will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to address racial bias within their school systems and create a more inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).
· Participants will be able to identify 2 examples of how racial bias manifests in school systems and explain its implications for system involved youth.
· Participants will be able to identify and explain at least 2 negative impacts of racial bias on academic achievement and overall well-being of system involved youth.
· Participants will acquire at least 2 actionable strategies to address racial bias within school systems, ensuring their applicability and effectiveness within current efforts to support system involved youth.
10:00 - 10:05am Welcome, Agenda, Objectives and Learning Goals
10:05 - 10:15am Overview
10:15 - 10:20am What is Racial Bias?
10:20 - 10:30am Definition and Examples of Racial Bias in School Systems
10:30 - 10:40am Effects of Racial Bias on Students
10:40 - 10:50am Understanding Implicit Bias
10:50 - 11:05am BREAK (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)
11:05 - 11:10am Examples of Implicit Bias in School systems
11:10 - 11:25am The impact of implicit bias on academic achievement
11:25 - 11:35am Addressing Racial Bias in Schools
11:35 - 11:45am Strategies for addressing racial bias in school systems.
11:45am - 12:00pm Building an inclusive and equitable learning environment
12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)
1:00 - 1:10pm Creating a culturally responsive curriculum
1:10 - 1:20pm Fostering meaningful relationships between educators and students
1:20 - 1:35pm Cultural competence training for educators
1:35 - 1:45pm The importance of cultural competence training for educators
1:45 - 2:00pm BREAK (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)
2:00 - 2:15pm Strategies for developing cultural competence among educators
2:15 - 2:30pm How to implement cultural competence training programs in schools
2:30 - 2:45pm Advancing Racial Equity in Schools
2:45 - 3:00pm The importance of advancing racial equity in schools
3:00 - 3:15pm Strategies for advancing racial equity in school systems
3:15 - 3:30pm Creating an anti-racist school culture
3:30 - 3:45pm Call to action for educators to implement strategies to address racial bias in schools
3:45 - 3:50pm Questions/Answers
3:50 - 4:00pm Wrap-up & Closing
Meet Our Trainer
Marya Wright, MSW, is a nationally distinguished social worker, consultant, educator, international trainer, and facilitator with experience in organizational leadership, child welfare services, and curriculum development. She is the President and CEO of Wright Community Services LLC, a company that strives to empower system-involved families through awareness, services, and education while also providing consultation, training, and system specific facilitation to the agencies that services these communities. She is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#81167) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Marya holds a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, East Bay with a focus on Child Welfare Policy and Research and a Bachelor’s in Social Work with a focus on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing from San Diego State University.
Marya is a qualified expert witness and private dependency investigator for children, youth, and family services as it relates to family law court, juvenile and dependency court. She is an elected Board of Director for the California Society of Clinical Social Work (CSCSW).
Marya has conducted considerable research on Child Sexual Exploitation, Foster Care, and published an article on the use of algorithmic decision-making in child welfare. In addition to her clinical social work, Marya is a seasoned lecturer. She has taught in the Sociology Department at Cal State East Bay since Spring 2020. Her course load includes Sociology of Sexualities, Child Welfare Policy, Sociology of Family, and Sexual Violence.
This course meets the qualifications for (4.5) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.