1 E-CERP + 1 CEU

Challenging Bias: Changing Yourself and Your Practice

Kristin Cavuto, MSW, LCSW, IBCLC
Course description
This course will provide the practical information and instructions you need to challenge your biases in yourself and your practice. It will include case studies on practitioner bias, how to know when you have made a bias related mistake, and sample scripts for how to take responsibility and make amends when you cause harm through bias. This course will leave you with the tools you need to continue the life long process of becoming a less biased and more aware practitioner and person. 
Meet the Instructor

Kristin Cavuto, MSW, LCSW, IBCLC

Kristin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (since 2003) and IBCLC (since 2010) in private practice in central NJ, as well as a LLL Leader (since 2008). Her practice specialties are low supply, maternal and infant mental health, and the intersection of ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender in the care of the new family. She has spoken on various lactation and mental health topics at LC in PP, the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Association Conference, and for LLL of the Garden State, and is active in several online lactation communities. 

She is the mother of two boys who nursed full term despite maternal IGT, and who are now 14 and 11. In her spare time, she attends adult Harry Potter conferences, where she speaks (and is writing a book on) sorting and parenting. She is an anti racist and LGBT+ activist, and a Gryffindor.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

This is essential for all IBCLCs and any person who works in healthcare. We need to always strive to do better and remember we are a work in progress.

Margot Hodes, IBCLC

I have taken many courses on bias and how to continuously learn and unlearn explicit and implicit bias in everyday life and in my practice, but this training was incredibly helpful in knowing how to address mistakes when it inevitably occurs. Thank you!

Jessi Sletten, CLC, PMH-C

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The learner will gain the ability to recover from a bias related mistake in practice and provide appropriate client care in its aftermath. 


The learner will learn the importance of listening to clients and colleagues who have experienced bias, and incorporating what they learn in their practice. 


The learner will be able to identify the ways in which their bias can affect their ability to provide client care. objective
IBLCE Content Outline
V. 5 Family Lifestyle
V. 6 Identifying support networks
V. 7 Maternal Mental Health
V. 12 Cultural Competency
VII. A. 7 Communications Technology
VII. B. 1 Active Listening
VII. B. 2 Anticipatory Guidance
VII. B. 8 Emotional Support
VII. B. 9 Empowerment
VII. C. 3 Code of Professional Conduct
VII. D. 3 Use research to help develop policies and protocols
VII. E. 1-4 Public health & advocacy (all)

Course Lessons

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