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Mon, Apr 04


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Understanding How Implicit Bias Affects Unconscious Decision Making within Efforts to Support System Involved Youth

Marya Wright, MSW

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Understanding How Implicit Bias Affects Unconscious Decision Making within Efforts to Support System Involved Youth
Understanding How Implicit Bias Affects Unconscious Decision Making within Efforts to Support System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Apr 04, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Marya Wright, MSW

Training Description

By attending this course attendees will review the importance of repairing a relationship. This course will describe ruptures through recognizing, repairing and resolve the conflict. Attendees will discuss relationships and assess behaviors and building connections. The course will identify 3 ways to develop conflict resolution and respond to conflict. Attendees will practice questions asked after a rupture has occurred to support the support and repair a relationship. This course will provide a list of questions that can be utilized to ask someone who has been harmed from a rupture. During this course attendees will be provided with ways to respond to conflict that causes ruptures. This course provides a list of 6 responses to conflict. The course will assess motivation to repair a relationship after a rupture. Attendees will assess what is needed to prepare for a restorative talk with a peer or system-involved youth or family. This course will list communication strategies and restorative questions. The course will describe the importance of creating an agreement to repair a relationship after a rupture. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).

Learning Objectives

  • Trainees will be able to recognize how decision-making affects their efforts to support system-involved youth and families.
  • Trainees will be able to summarize the differences between explicit and implicit bias.
  • Trainees will be able to provide examples of how implicit bias affects outcomes for youth and families.


12:00–12:15pm  Welcome, Agenda, Objectives and Learning Goals

12:15–1:00pm  Measuring Implicit Beliefs and Implicit Association Test (IAT)

1:00–1:20pm  What is implicit bias and how do we make decisions

1:20–1:45pm  Explicit vs. Implicit Bias

1:45–2:00pm  BREAK (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

2:00–2:20pm  Individual, Institutional, Impacts and Reducing

2:20–2:45pm  Cultural Values

2:45–3:00pm  Timeline and Disagreements

3:00–3:30pm  Questions/Answers

3:30–4:00pm  Evaluation & Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Marya Wright Consulting provides innovative, high-value, and culturally responsive training content for professionals. Marya offers continuing education training (CEUs) for agencies who service system-involved youth, foster youth, children and families. Marya is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Marya is a Child Welfare Worker II with County Children and Family Services in the Dependency Investigation Unit. She conducts investigations and assessments based on the Welfare & Institutions Code §300 regarding child abuse, neglect and exploitation on the legality of court intervention.

Marya graduated from San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Social Work with a focus on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing. She then received her Master’s in Social Work from California State University, East Bay with a focus in Child Welfare Policy and research. Marya has also conducted research in Child Sexual Exploitation and Foster Care. In addition, she is a seasoned lecturer in the Sociology Department at CSU, East Bay.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) 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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