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

Learners will participate in three 120-minute Instructor-led virtual sessions. The first will consist of an icebreaker activity allowing learners to get to know each other and review information from the Understanding and Undoing Implicit Bias eLearn. Learners will also have the opportunity to connect and discuss linkages between institutional racism, structural inequity, and implicit bias using a YouTube video. During the second session, participants will see child welfare-specific demonstrations of implicit bias by exploring the Historical Timeline and how it relates to the current state within the system. Learners will also have an opportunity to make connections between internalized oppression and trauma while discussing key trauma-related terms. Using critical incidents, participants will dissect how implicit biases of child welfare professionals influence decision making. The third session will give participants the opportunity to individually practice implicit bias debiasing strategies using guided facilitation. Participants will create an action plan to prepare for transferring and applying knowledge and skills gained during the course.

Who Should Attend?

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

Important Information

  • Learners must complete the Understanding and Undoing Implicit Bias eLearn as a prerequisite before registering for this course.
  • Learners must complete all sessions of this program in order to receive credit for virtual training.
  • Attendance at virtual sessions will be verified and captured in Cornerstone.

Continuing Education Units

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.

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