Assembling PPE (Persistence, Proactiveness, & Efficacy) to Change a System

Monday, June 21 -
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
9:00 AM


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TWO DAY Statewide Cultural Competence Conference, Cosponsored by Center for Family Services and Family Connections, June 21-22, 2021

Assembling Our PPE (Persistence, Proactiveness, and Efficacy) to Change the System

June 21-22, 2021

Doubletree by Hilton, Tinton Falls, NJ


Conference Description:

PPE has an entirely new definition for our society. Some of us had never heard of it before 2020, and others always knew it existed. What an irony in an age when within a matter of months that very same concept was thrust on us all in the unveiling of the deadliest virus and the projected spotlight on the deadliest injustices.

We are faced with the reality that if we stop holding on to the false identity of inclusion and peel back the layers of bias, every single one of us—apathetic, actors, allies, and accomplices—is contributing to the system that was ill equipped to serve the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

Ownership by everyone is what makes this system work; denial by anyone is what is making it fail. Education and training is not enough. No one is ever finished spotting their bias, nor ever without the need for pre-emptive and post offense repair. We are tackling the consciousness of selective examination and participation.

As we newly define PPE, adopt it into our daily work and lives, let us own the only tools that forward a new and better system that saves lives: fearlessness and action.

Conference Objectives:

1. Identify the protective factors that have shielded ourselves and our professions from action.

2. Identify the conscious and unconscious biases that we ascribe to and the transformative tools for individual change, inclusion and accountability. Make it a consistent process.

3. Utilize cultural competence and repair skills to examine the injustices of the Behavioral system and the people that impact it.

4. Apply the most recent knowledge pertaining to cultural competence and social justice by offering breakout sessions that educate attendees on the topic areas of cultural competency.

5. Understand their own biases and reactions and how they may impact client care.

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