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The Cost of "-isms"

About the Course

This course looks at the impact of various "-isms" (e.g. racism, sexism, or ableism) on the people served within the helping professions. This course provides a powerful framework for understanding the impact of these "-isms" reducing the perpetuation of "-isms" in our work and finally, creating safe spaces for expression for those we serve.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will understand and discuss why recognizing "-isms" is important in the helping professions.

2. Participants will learn risk factors associated with various "-isms" and discuss how they impact those we serve.

3. Participants will develop strategies to create a safe space for those we serve to express themselves and to learn how to engage with others based on their cultural expressions.

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