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Home Seattle & King Co. Cultural Responsiveness (City of Seattle, May 9, 2019)

Cultural Responsiveness (City of Seattle, May 9, 2019)

A thorough understanding of structural racism can help all professionals provide effective services for youth and their families. In this session we will explain structural racism, provide examples of and data on structural racism, and discuss implications for youth. The material can be emotionally challenging and we will provide what we hope will be a helpful structure for understanding and a learning environment for every participant to grow.

This offering trains professionals to understand and implement the guiding principles of Cultural Responsiveness: Quality programs respect and are responsive to the diversity of program participants, their families, and community.

This workshop is recommended for Levels 1-3 (intermediate) Child and Youth Development Professionals and will focus on Content Area IX: Cultural Competence and Responsiveness in the Washington State Core Competencies for Child and Youth Development Professionals.

Participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of why understanding race and structural racism is crucial to achieving cultural competence¬†
  • Define terms of power, privilege, equality and equity issues that impact youth; learn the characteristics of inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environments for all youth; begin recognizing best practice behaviors; and discuss ways to incorporate aspects of Cultural Competency and Responsiveness into your program.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Most SOWA workshops and webinars are STARS approved. Classes fill quickly and registrations are processed in the order received. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have a question regarding payment, please contact Nerrisah Townsend at ntownsend [at] schoolsoutwashington.org or (206) 336-6903.

SOWA reserves the right to cancel any training event two business days prior to the event. In case of cancellation, registrants will be notified and registration fees refunded. If you cannot attend a training event, we will refund your registration fees only if we are contacted at least two business days prior to the event. Otherwise, no refunds will be given.