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APAC Webinar- Parenting and Working Across Bias: How our brain sets us up, what it means, and what we can do about it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
11:30 am1:00 pm
Online Webinar

Today, systemic racial injustice is front and center in the public's mind. From coast to coast, and around the world, conversations about race, bias, and unjust systems are unfolding in communities of all kinds. What can we do about bias in our own worlds? How do we start the conversation? How do we begin to understand how bias infiltrates our own hearts and minds?

In this webinar, we'll explore implicit bias and how it impacts our clients, our families, and ourselves. We'll discuss the biological origins of bias, its impact on present-day society, and strategies for addressing it, both explicit and implicit, in the world around us. Participants will be invited to consider and confront their own biases and will leave with a personal action plan to deal with bias in their personal, professional, and community lives.

1. Participants will be able to discuss the biological basis of bias
2. Participants will be able to describe 2-3 examples of bias in society
3. Participants will develop a personal action plan to continue learning about and confronting bias

Ed Morales
Since 2011, Morales has worked with more than 1,000 kids and their families, first as a school social worker, then as a school-based therapist, and now as a trainer, parent, and educator who has partnered with more than two dozen agencies and organizations across the United States to provide training and consultation on children's mental health, managing challenging behavior, and implicit bias.

Ed works as a Trainer with the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy and as a social worker with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, serves on the Minnesota Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health, and is a member of the community faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Ed is the founder of Socorro Consulting and Training, an organization dedicated to creating a more peaceful, compassionate world for young people and their families. The transracially adoptive parent of two remarkable sisters, Ed lives in North Minneapolis with his family.

REGISTRATION and CONTINUING EDUCATION:(1.5 Ethics Hours for Social Work and Counseling)
As with all of our APAC services and events, admission to this training is FREE for all attendees and this includes a General Certificate of Attendance for foster parents and other attendees seeking attendance verification. Professional Social Work and Counseling CE verification can be purchased for $10 for live participation.
Participants must attend the entire webinar to qualify for continuing education verification. (Minimum of 75 minutes to account for possible technical difficulties or delay.)
You will be provided a link to join the webinar but also an audio number in the event you do not have computer speakers/audio. Participants who only join through the phone number only will not be eligible for continuing education verification.

NOTE: The CE fee is waived all Alabama DHR staff.

Cancellation Policy: In the event you cannot attend the live webinar, notify us at before the conclusion of the training and we can issue a refund for continuing education cost. Unfortunately, we cannot issue credits for future events.

Social Work self-study CEs for this course will soon be available in the APAC Online Training site for $15.

CAS is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ABSWE (#0039).
Children's Aid Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Children's Aid Society is responsible solely for all aspects of the program.
(NBCC Provider #6459)

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at, or call 866-803-2722.

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