This interactive training will provide a forum for healthcare professionals to explore unconscious bias and how stereotypes and assumptions can impact clients and patients from diverse and vulnerable backgrounds. Participants will engage in both self-awareness exercises that clarify their own frame of reference and learn with and from each other different strategies for cultivating empathy and building cultural humility.
Participants will also hear from a variety of presenters about issues of bias and stereotyping in various communities including immigrants and refugees and individuals with substance abuse disorders and ways to provide more culturally and linguistically appropriate care when working with diverse populations.
When you fill out our brief survey about cultural competency trainings, you will have the option to be entered into a drawing for free admission to this event! The winner will be contacted privately by March 28, 2017, and will be registered for free (or refunded the ticket price if already paid). The survey closes at midnight on March 24, 2017.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Donna Gaspar Jarvis, MS is a program coordinator, adult educator and facilitator specializing in diversity issues and social justice education. As the former Director of Multicultural Affairs at the University of New England, she supported institutional diversity initiatives on both the UNE Biddeford and Portland Campuses including developing a cultural proficiency co-curricular certificate for graduate and professional students in healthcare programs.
Dr. Kolawole A. Bankole, MD, MS, MBA is a physician and senior medical officer from Nigeria, a US-trained health policy and management expert, an honor society member of Phi Kappa Phi, and US-medical board certified. He is the Local Health Officer and manages the Family Health Program for the Public Health Division, Health and Human Services Department, City of Portland, Maine.
6 Contact Hours Available
Click here for details. Certificates will be emailed to participants who attend the entire program. No partial credit will be given.
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Lunch will be on your own.