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Wed, Dec 22


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Understanding How Implicit Bias Impacts Case Management when Serving System Involved Youth and Families

Marya Wright, MSW

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Understanding How Implicit Bias Impacts Case Management when Serving System Involved Youth and Families
Understanding How Implicit Bias Impacts Case Management when Serving System Involved Youth and Families

Time & Location

Dec 22, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Marya Wright, MSW

Training Description

Attendees will review evidence of implicit bias through illustrations of the neuroscience of implicit bias; will be able to describe the types of bias; and will discuss stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, in-group favoritism, aversive racism, and stigma. This course will assess how implicit bias creates barriers for those who support system-involved youth and families and identify four objective processes to engage the families. This training will support those who support system involved youth and families with identifying bias in writing and reading of documentation, comparing a stereotype threat to implicit bias, and outlining the effects and examples of stereotype threat. Attendees will review hidden biases and have a discussion on how biases influence their practice. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).

Learning Objectives

1. Assess how implicit bias creates barriers when working with system involved youth and families.

2. Identify 4 objective processes to engage youth and families.

3. Compare stereotype threat to implicit bias and outline the effects this has on outcomes for system involved youth.


1:00 – 1:15pm  Welcome & Introductions

1:15 – 1:30pm  Agenda, Overview, Objectives and Learning Goals

1:30 – 2:00pm  Evidence of Implicit Bias

2:00 – 2:20pm  Types of Bias and Definition of terms

2:20 – 2:45pm  How implicit bias creates barriers

2:45 – 3:00pm  BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

3:00 – 3:15pm  Developing Objective Process

3:15 – 3:30pm  Identify bias in writing and reading

3:30 – 3:45pm  Stereotypes and Bias

3:45 – 4:00pm  Questions/Answers, Evaluation, Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Marya Wright, MSW is registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Sciences working to obtain her LCSW. Marya is currently employed as a Child Welfare Worker II in the Dependency Investigation Unit. Marya is responsible for conducting investigations and making assessments based on the Welfare & Institutions Code section 300 regarding child abuse, neglect and exploitation based off clear and convincing evidence of risk to the child and on the legality of Court intervention.

As a graduate from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work, Marya focused on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing. Marya attended California State University, East Bay and graduated with a master’s degree in social work with a focus in Child Welfare Policy and research. Marya has conducted research in Child Sexual Exploitation and Foster Care. Marya is currently a part-time lecturer at CSU, East Bay where she teaches Child Welfare Policy. Marya has been able to apply and build these skills across several leadership roles in both private and public sector organizations.

In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Marya has been responsible for training and facilitating, mentoring, coaching, recruitment and retention, consulting, program and curriculum development.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs 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.

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