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Bridging Divides with Empathy: A Webinar on Understanding and Inclusion
Monday, October 07, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
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Lady Holding Baby in AirBridging Divides with Empathy: A Webinar on Understanding and Inclusion

with Kena Chambers, BA I/ECMH-C & Kirsten Sippel-Klug, PT MPP, IECMH-C
Monday, October 7, 2024
12:00pm - 1:30pm | Virtual Event

Can't attend the event live? Register to receive access to the recording!

Are you ready to challenge the boundaries of your understanding and embrace a world where every family feels they belong? Join us for a groundbreaking webinar that promises to redefine the way we approach inclusivity and healing in both professional and personal spheres.

In this webinar, we offer insights into building strong and inclusive partnerships across racial divides based on the personal experiences of a parent and an early intervention provider. Our speakers will delve into their journey, spotlighting the challenges and triumphs of working through and beyond the impacts of structural racism. It was not until each person was able to acknowledge and work through these barriers, both as an individual first and then as a team, that their early intervention work was able to move forward.
Get ready to delve into important concepts such as power dynamics, self-regulation, impulse control, and cultural humility. Our goal is to equip you with the necessary knowledge to navigate relationships with empathy and understanding.

Embark on a journey of growth, learning, and understanding. Let's break down the barriers together and build bridges to a world where every interaction is colored by empathy and respect.

Learning Objectives:

  • Share Lived Experiences: Provide a platform for a parent and an early intervention provider to share their personal journey, highlighting the challenges and triumphs encountered while navigating the impacts of structural racism.
  • Highlight the Critical Role of Self-Awareness: Discover how dedicated effort and self-awareness play a vital role in dismantling discriminatory barriers, ensuring every family and individual feels a profound sense of belonging.
  • Learn Transformative Strategies: We'll introduce you to two powerful strategies aimed at fostering an environment where both families and providers of color can thrive, heal, and feel genuinely included.
  • Promote a Culture of Humility: Emphasize the importance of professional and personal willingness to adopt a stance of cultural humility when interacting with all families, recognizing the diversity and richness they bring.

Join us for this remarkable experience!

Kena ChambersKena Chambers, BA, I/ECMH-C is a 29-year-old mother and an impassioned advocate for inclusivity and understanding. Kena Chambers brings her own experiences and insights into fostering partnerships across racial lines, driven by a dedication to creating environments where everyone feels they belong. Read more on Kena here

Kirsten Sippel KlugKirsten Sippel-Klug, PT, MPP, IECMH-C, is an early intervention physical therapist. For over 30 years, she has been partnering with caregivers to facilitate their child’s development so their child can live a life filled with love, friendship, and academic success.
Read more on Kirsten here

Non-Member: $55
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $40
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $30
IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $15 (1.5 hours)
ADA Requests: Contact IDA @ [email protected] with ADA request by October 1, 2024

Limited Partial Scholarship Available

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