The Paramus Post (October 23, 2021) covering CarePlus NJ announcing the expansion of its internal diversity, equity and inclusion trainings to the public to better educate the communities it serves and promote social justice.
To build a culture of equity, inclusion and respect with the organization’s employees and the community, CarePlus NJ formed the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action (IDEA) Committee earlier this year. Since that time CarePlus NJ has instated regular required professional development trainings for all managers. The first virtual training titled “The Importance of Introspection: Building an Awareness of Implicit Bias and Putting Cultural Humility into Practice” will provide community members and leaders outside CarePlus NJ with an opportunity to educate themselves on cultural awareness.
“The goal of our IDEA committee is to actively foster an environment of cultural competency though staff and community education,” said Giesel Girona-Ussery, Chair of the IDEA Committee and Associate Vice President, CarePlus NJ. “This training will provide members of our community with the support, tools and education required to properly respond to racial injustice and adequately promote social justice in their own lives and organizations.”
CarePlus NJ, INC. is dedicated to excellence in mental healthcare and has a commitment to life-long support needed by individuals and their families to ensure that they achieve their full potential and improve the quality of their lives.