Talking with Children & Youth About Race

Fri Dec 07 2018 at 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, United States

The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, United States

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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.
Participants will…

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. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.
Clock Hours & CEUs:This workshop has been approved for the following:

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

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

Includes free Activities Flash Drive with lesson plans, a light breakfast & snacks.
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Created By:
Cultures Connecting
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