Learning Programs

Understanding and Undoing Implicit Bias

A Learning Program for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About Understanding and Undoing Implicit Bias

This learning program provides comprehensive information about implicit bias and how it contributes to racial disproportionality in the NYC child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Participants will deepen their understanding of implicit bias and its impact on institutional racism and structural inequity. Learners will practice strategies to reduce implicit bias to enhance equitable decision-making.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for direct service staff and supervisors in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:
• Review strategies to identify one’s own implicit biases and to recognize implicit bias in others.
• Analyze how implicit bias affects decision-making.
• Identify the connection between institutional racism, structural inequity, and implicit bias.
• Employ individual strategies to reduce implicit bias.

Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed:
• The “Understanding and Undoing Implicit Bias” eLearning program.
• An online pre-test accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:
• An online pre-test before the day of class.
• An interactive, one-day instructor led workshop.
• An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 6.5 contact hours/0.65 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.

Upcoming Dates