Understanding Unconscious Bias in Working with Adolescents

August 25, 2020 | 10:00am - 1:00pm

The purpose of this training is to have service providers examine how unconscious bias impact the lives of youth receiving services. Biases whether implicit or explicit are social constructs that can show up in our daily work and play a major role in decision making and other policies and procedures that could further marginalize youths in South Carolina.  This training is interactive and designed to help service providers identify ways to actively work to minimize and eliminate biases that contribute to disparities based on race, ethnicity, gender and socio-economical status in youth-serving organizations. General CEUs available.


  • Participants will be able to define implicit and explicit bias and how it impact their clients
  • Increase awareness of social and cultural biases that determine the type of service provisions provided to marginalized populations in South Carolina
  • Address biases as they present themselves on an individual, organizational, and systemic level
  • Test their own implicit biases utilizing the Implicit Association Test
  • Explore opportunities to reduce hidden biases within their organization and understand the larger implications and harms that is associated with not addressing bias
  • Participants will also examine real case study and scenarios to determine ways to mitigate individual and organizational biases and help service providers bring theory to practice

Target Audience

  • ​​​​​​Health service providers
  • Nurses
  • Teen serving professionals
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Trusted Adults
  • Anyone


Katrina C. James, MPH, CHES, FPHW
Fact Forward Health Services Specialist

Katrina joined Fact Forward in June 2019 with five years of experience working with non-profits and federally qualified health centers providing health education. Katrina currently serves as the Health Services Specialist, providing capacity building and technical assistance for health centers across South Carolina in the Collaborative for Reproductive Education and Wellness (CREW) and the College Campus Referral Initiative. 


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Registration Deadline

August 21st, 2020

Late registration must be approved by the training department ( or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee. 


If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Department at or 803-771-7700.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made no later than 72 hours before the date of the training. No-shows forfeit registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: Fact Forward follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

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