2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
My Workshops

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Recognizing and Responding to Racism in the Classroom

This workshop was developed for school staff to increase awareness and understanding of what racism is and how it impacts children (K-7). The curriculum is a combination of current literature and the findings of our own interview research with families across the lower mainland whose children have experienced racism in school.  Important concepts such as race neutral, micro aggression, white privilege and internalized bias will be explained and discussed. Participants will leave feeling more confident in their ability to recognize and respond to both blatant racism as well as micro-aggression. This workshop is co-facilitated by a clinical therapist who is part of a trans-racial family and a biracial college student who brings her own recent experiences of racism in school.

Target Audience

K to 7


Andrea Chatwin

Founder and Clinical Director of A Child’s Song


Andrea holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology and has extensive experience as an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician. She specializes in effective responding to attachment and trauma, particularly focusing on children who have had caregiver losses and placement disruptions.


Andrea founded A Child's Song as a result of her passion for supporting adoptive and foster families in developing strong parent child connections.

Andrea is an effective keynote speaker and workshop facilitator with extensive experience addressing a wide variety of audiences including parents, professionals and policy makers. She has taught extensively in schools across BC on topics such as trauma, attachment and the relationship between early brain development and learning.

Andrea Searle

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Seats Available

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Seats Available

JH 2 Raven Lane South