The Conversation Continues…
This second session related to bias is aimed at giving participants the tools to not just start the conversation, but continue conversations about bias in everyday life situations. Complicated social problems do not become resolved overnight, or with a single media post or conversation. This 90 minute workshop will teach you to monitor your own bias, including your emotional reaction to stressful situations. We will also explore ways to continue to become more and more aware of bias and how it impacts us and those around us, as well as ways to dialogue with others, including our kids.
- Realize ways that race/bias has impacted everyday life situations
- Identify strategies to continue conversations with our peers and children
- Realize and identify feelings related to personal bias and ways to cope interpersonally
About Our Facilitator
Dr. Beth Trammel is an experienced clinician who has worked with kids and families for over 15 years in a variety of settings
She has worked in private practice and school-based settings, as well as behavioral and mental health consultation for schools, community-centers and daycare. She engages parents and teachers in the community through online and community-based offerings including: Make Words Matter foundational series, having hard conversations with kids, Making words matter about race, and online book studies about the power of allowing kids to fail.
In her numerous other roles, she has extensive experience in working with severe emotional-behavioral disorders, including children with autism spectrum disorders. She is the Director of the MA in Mental Health Counseling program and an Associate Professor of Psychology at Indiana University East where she has conducted research over the last 7 years to examine a cost-effective model for parent training in an outpatient setting. She has presented her research and clinical findings at regional, national and international conferences. Her passion and enthusiasm is evident in her training style at community-based workshops and blog that can be found at www.makewordsmatterforgood.com.