Challenging Bias:
Changing Yourself and Your Practice

1 E-CERP + 1 CEU

“If you’re not working on your biases, what’s the point of you?”–Kristin Cavuto, MSW, LCSW, IBCLC

Provide inclusive and culturally humble lactation care.

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.

🎉 BONUS! How to recover from a bias related mistake

Challenging Bias: Changing Yourself and Your Practice (1 E-CERP + 1 CEU)

The speaker was very DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusivity) centered and I loved it. 

Brittany Smith, IBCLC

Kristin Cavuto always delivers!  I greatly appreciate the direct, candid, and honest conversations around bias, privilege, harm-reduction, and consent-based care.  I appreciate how the case studies were reviewed and the call for all of us to examine our biases as they present and become clearer to us as we grow and learn to do better. 

Jayne Lee Carpenter, CBS, BFPC

Objectives:

  • The learner will be able to identify the ways in which their bias can affect their ability to provide client care. 
  • 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 gain the ability to recover from a bias related mistake in practice and provide appropriate client care in its aftermath. 

Great presentation!  I have always followed Kristen online in social media groups and I enjoyed hearing lots of her thoughts and all of the information in one place.

Jamee Diver, IBCLC

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)
Challenging Bias: Changing Yourself and Your Practice (1 E-CERP + 1 CEU)

Meet Your 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.

Kristin also teaches:

“I’ve been an activist since I was in first grade. I make fighting for justice a part of everything I do.”

Kristin Cavuto, MSW, LCSW, IBCLC
Challenging Bias: Changing Yourself and Your Practice (1 E-CERP + 1 CEU)