Transforming “othering” through empathy
Culturally different individuals may present behavior challenges that make it difficult to engage with them. How does one use empathy to transform the de-facto tendency to other and treat them differently.
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:
- Understand the notion of “othering:” its origins, purpose, and traumatic effects;
- Recognize and describe ways othering was at play in historical situations, both personally and systemically;
- Understand the neurobiology of empathy and its capacity to counter and transform the habit of othering;
- Describe each step of an empathy framework; and
- Integrate the empathy framework into trauma-informed systems and practices.
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- Community leaders