Learning Programs

Understanding and Undoing Implicit Bias (Virtual Course)

A Learning Program for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About the Understanding and Undoing Implicit Bias Virtual Training

 Strengthening our practice to support children and families starts from within the individual. In this course, we will engage with each other about implicit biases and how they contribute to racial disproportionality in the NYC child welfare and juvenile justice systems. During this 3-part (six-hour) virtual session, participants will deepen their understanding and discuss the influences of implicit bias on institutional racism and structural inequity. Learners will also practice strategies to reduce implicit bias to enhance equitable decision-making in their work.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for all direct service staff in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will: 

  • Understand key concepts of Implicit bias and causes of racial disproportionality in Child Welfare. 
  • Review strategies to identify one’s own implicit biases and to recognize implicit bias in others. 
  • Analyze how implicit bias affects decision-making, engagement and equitable outcomes 
  • Identify the connection between trauma, institutional racism, structural inequity, and implicit bias. 
  • Employ individual debiasing 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 Credits

There are no CEUs associated with this course.


To register for this course, please log in to Cornerstone. For assistance or more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or call (212) 748-1898.  Visit our website at www.nycacstraining.org.

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