Course Description:

This multimedia training will provide a dynamic look at microaggressions from a youth and student perspective and how microaggressions affect rapport building with adults. Learners will gain understanding in how youth may respond to microaggressions and action steps to how youth-serving professionals can transform these negative instances into a more affirmational approach. This course will also touch upon strategies to better communicate with youth and students.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and describe microaggressions with youth in mind 
  • Reflect on everyday examples of microaggressions
  • Recognize what microaggressions look and sound like 
  • Interrupt microaggressive behavior 
  • Transform microaggressions into a more strengths-based approach
  • Practice microaffirmations in scenario-based learning

Target Audience: Youth-serving professionals (i.e. program planners, program/case managers and policymakers), youth mentors, and educators 

Duration: 45 minutes 

Continuing Education: 0.75 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES