MSVU Cultural Humility: Recognition & Self Reflection in the Workplace

MSVU Cultural Humility: Recognition & Self Reflection in the Workplace

30apr(apr 30)9:00 am04may(may 4)9:00 pmMSVU Cultural Humility: Recognition & Self Reflection in the Workplace

Event Details

Date: Saturday April 30, 2022 (9am-12 noon) and Wednesday May 4, 2022 (6pm-9pm) Cost: $75 Total PD hours: 6 hours Location: ONLINE Presenters: Colin Morrison & Karen Carey

Description: As Early Educators, it is important to consider culture when working with children, youth and families. This presentation will provide a discussion about Cultural Humility, allowing you to by examining personal values, be-liefs, experiences, and biases through self-reflection. Together we will explore cultural differences, race, sexual identity, religion, and disability. The presentation will support a better understanding of cultural importance and teach us ways to develop a mutual understanding of successful partnerships and cultural safety in our organizations.
The objectives of this presentation include: Understanding Cultural Humility
Exploring cultural differences and the impacts they have on children, families, and staff in our organization
Identifying practices that need to be incorporated in our organization

Presenter Biographies: Colin Morrison has over 20 years’ experience working with children, youth & families in the mental health field. Colin has served primarily as youth care worker & case coordinator for families & children in the Child & Family Day Treatment Program at the IWK. He has extensive experience in developing & implementing skill groups with children, particularly in the area of emotional regulation, & providing supportive counselling to families. Colin is currently completing a Master of Social Worker degree at Dalhousie University, & is working on a thesis related to male childhood sexual abuse, & the impacts of “toxic masculinity” on mens’ help seeking behaviours. He has a keen interest in trauma focused therapy, attachment theory, mens’ health, & issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. Karen Carey has over 15 years’ experience working with children, youth & families as a social worker, youth care worker, case coordinator, in home support worker & direct care practitioner. Through evidence 
based & best practice methods, Karen is a strong advocate for the children, youth & families. Although Karen has strong roots in attachment theory, systems theory, positive parenting, trauma & resilience; her personal philosophy is to promote mental, physical & emotional health/wellbeing though a solution focused & social learning model. 
Together Colin & Karen have seen positive & long lasting benefits for children AND families when they are provided education, strategies, guidance, empathy & support. They see effective communication & open collaboration as the key ingredients in supporting positive futures for the children & families under their care. 

Location: ONLINE

6 PD hours


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April 30, 2022 9:00 am - May 4, 2022 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


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