March 24, 2023 - 9:00 am
WEBINAR – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Belonging (DEIAB) – Workplace & Services
This training is open to T2K / GAT employees only.
Audience: All therapists; All T2k/GAT employees
CEU Hours: 3 CEUs approved by TSHA, TOTA, TPTA; Certificate of Completion provided for those who are not therapists
Cost: free for THERAPY 2000 / Green Apple Therapy employees only
Facilitators: Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS & Jerre van den Bent, PT
We Celebrate Diversity. This is one of THERAPY 2000’s core values. In order to live more fully into this value, we are taking meaningful steps to assess the current climate of the organization as it relates to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging (DEIAB). We recognize that honoring diversity and creating a sense of inclusivity within the workplace, the services we provide to children and families, as well as within the relationships we hold with other providers and stakeholders, makes for a better experience for all of us.
Personal factors such as ethnicity, gender identity, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, education, religion, race, indigenous identity, nationality, education, neurodiversity, and socioeconomic status impact our social identities and groups. Social identity is a complex topic given that how we see ourselves is not always consistent with how others see us, due to assumptions based on perceptions or what is visible. As a result, social identities are shaped by many things, including implicit/unconscious bias and social norms and beliefs.
Merriam Webster (n.d.) defines implicit bias as “a bias or prejudice that is present but not consciously held or recognized”. We are not aware of the existence of our implicit biases, and not aware of their impact on relationships within the workplace or the services we provide. Social identity informs access and relation to power and privilege. Some of the policies, systems and structures built into our daily lives tend to benefit those of certain social identities over others, and those with ‘privileged identities’ often have better access to establishing and maintaining power.
Join THERAPY 2000 Founder & CEO, Jerre van den Bent, and OT Program Director, Jennifer Lawson, to uncover ways to more fully invite, honor and value different ways of being, doing and thinking within the workplace and the services we provide for children and families, through a deeper understanding of how similarities and differences impact how people engage with each other.
Following this training, participants will be able to:
- Identify 3 statistics based on THERAPY 2000s December 2022 DEIAB employee survey.
- Describe 2 factors associated with the development of one’s social identity.
- Define the terms “implicit bias” and “microaggression”.
- Discuss 3 ways implicit bias and/or microaggressions may impact the workplace or the services we provide.
- Identify 2 actions one can take to create a sense of inclusivity in the workplace.
- Identify 2 actions one can take to create a sense of inclusivity as related to services provided to children and families.