People who experience microaggressions feel a range of emotions, frequently including stress, distress, anxiety, insecurity, and decreased feelings of well-being and self-esteem. What can I do when I am a target of a microaggression? What supports can I access? How can I respond effectively?
In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Noma Anderson explores the impacts of microaggressions, provides tools for responding, and guides us through practicing effective and empowered communication strategies as well as purposeful empathy and reflection to reduce the consequences of these events.
You will be able to:
- Describe what it feels like to experience microbullying and the consequences of these events
- Describe specific responses that can effectively respond to microaggressive statements in ways that empower and validate self-worth
- Identify resources that can offer support to individuals who experience microaggressions
DEI Professional Development Requirement
This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.
What Is a Micro Course?
Designed to fit your busy schedule, micro courses are 30-minute courses that are broken into six 5-minute blocks, two of which are speaker-led and four of which guide you through practicing a new strategy.
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Other Micro Courses in the Taking Action Against Microaggressions Series
- Recognizing Microaggressions: Am I Doing That? (WEB19980)
- Witnessing Microaggressions: What Can I Do? (WEB19982)
- Combatting Microaggressions: How Can I Help? (WEB19983)
All four courses are available for CE credit in the ASHA Learning Pass. The course videos and handouts are available (without CE credit) on the ASHA website.