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Navigating the N-Word and Racial Slurs

November 15 @ 1:00 pm November 16 @ 4:00 pm

It is well-known that saying the N-word is harmful but addressing it when you overhear someone say it is difficult to say the least. When we are uncomfortable or worried about saying the wrong thing, we are not likely to address it. This can cause harm or set the stage for a reoccurrence, even though it is not your intention.

First learn the facts by reviewing slurs and derogatory terms, then learn the history of them. You may be surprised to learn that some common terms are indeed harmful. Using a behaviour skills training model, this interactive session will give you concrete strategies and practice navigating these difficult conversations in service settings. Leave this session with confidence and armed with information to move you or your organization forward on their anti-racism journey. 

This training will include discussions about client-caregiver, teacher-student, staff-supervisor, and coworker interactions.  

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify derogatory terms, racial slurs and describe the origins and meaning of the terms.
  2. Utilize trauma informed practices when addressing harmful derogatory terms and racial slurs.
  3. Apply key strategies to facilitate conversations with any child, youth, or adult, including those with developmental or cognitive disabilities.
  4. Recognize your various intersecting identities and use it to support navigating difficult responses.
  5. Develop knowledge of how to continue learning and unlearning. 
$150 – $185