STC Certificate #07689297
“This course is so important and should be taught to everyone in Probation, Sworn and Non-Sworn, in the State [of California]. I don’t know who I need to talk to…but I would love to help convince people to offer this course to everyone, it is such important information and relevant to our work.”
This workshop will promote conscious competence regarding microaggressions, implicit bias and talking about difference. We’ll start by defining terminology including unpacking the various types of microaggressions. Participants will explore ways to interrupt microaggression discrimination in progress by developing scripts of what to say when they see or hear something and how to support the person at whom the microaggression was directed. Together we’ll practice how to rephrase common microaggressions to say what you mean and not offend people when you speak.
Course Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Define the concept of microaggressions and why they happen;
- Describe the impact of microaggressions particularly on people from historically marginalized groups;
- Describe ways to interrupt microaggression discrimination in progress;
- Describe 3 ways to change your language to avoid offending people.
Course Hours: 4