How much do children really understand about race? How can you support a child's developing cultural identity?
Recent research has shown that children have very complex understandings of differences and stereotypes. Far from being color-blind, most children are aware of how their own skin color is an advantage or disadvantage. They also judge their peers based on stereotypes that adults might like to believe they are unaware of. Because of this, it is important to give youth anti-bias messages, through actions and words, to actively counter what they are witnessing in the world. They also need to learn how to advocate for themselves and others.
In this workshop we will explore how young people in early childhood through their teen years are socialized to practice racism and privilege. You will learn strategies to teach youth how to stand up and confront bias they encounter. The facilitators draw from their diverse experiences to engage parents, teachers, and concerned community members in this vital work for equity.
- Learn how young people see and understand race.
- Discover ways to support healthy ethnic identity development in young people.
- Practice strategies for talking with young people about countering bias.
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. and Ilsa Govan, M.A.
$150 Early Bird Rate before February 3rd, $175 after.
Includes free resource packet, a light breakfast and snacks.
No refunds for any reason after February 17th. You may exchange your spot with a co-worker.
STARS Credits, Clock Hours & CEUs
6 STARS Credits available for Early Childhood and School Age practitioners.
6 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers. Please bring a check for $12 payable to Puget Sound ESD.
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.
Past participants have said...
The best on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion I have attended. Both of you are gifted presenters, engaging and articulate speakers, facilitate rich thinking and participation from the group." --Lisa Ellenberg, Catlin Gabel School
"This workshop is a valuable and necessary experience for all people who work with children and youth with the intention of building a more just and equitable society." --Justin Almeida, University Unitarian Church
"An amazingly effective workshop on learning real techniques to talk with youth and people of all ages about race and racism. Techniques which can also be used to talk about sexism, heterosexism, classism, etc, too!"
Notes & Questions About Registration:
When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. Please do not wear any strong fragrances, to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity.
To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, contact Mercedes Robinson at 425-301-3221 or Mercedes.Robinson@CulturesConnecting.com by January 24th.