CarePlus NJ Offers Virtual Training on Implicit Bias and Cultural Humility for Leaders

Expands Internal Diversity Equity and Inclusion Efforts to Promote Social Justice in the Communities it Serves
Paramus, N.J. (October 22, 2021) – Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus NJ”), a pioneer in integrated primary and behavioral health services for adults and children, announces 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.  

Taking place virtually via Zoom on October 26th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., the training will be presented by CarePlus NJ’s LaDeana Artis, LCSW and Tanisha Esannason, BS who will outline the definition of cultural humility versus cultural competency and offer a framework to incorporate them into one’s overall experience of others, decision making, supervisory relationships, and more.

The course will also review the impact of implicit biases and how to improve cultural awareness by starting with self-awareness. Participants will be required to engage in activities and discussions that encourage self-reflection, address implicit biases, and explore strategies to incorporate the practice of cultural humility into every aspect of their leadership role.

“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.”

Registration is now open for the Implicit Bias and Cultural Humility training. The cost to participate is $40. Professional Counselors can earn two National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Clock Hours and NJ Social Workers can earn two continuing education (CE) credits (Clinical & Social/Cultural). Those interested in attending can register via the following link:

Please contact with any questions or for additional information.

About CarePlus NJ

For more than 40 years, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus NJ”) has been a pioneer in integrated primary and behavioral health services for adults and children in northern New Jersey. Based in Paramus, New Jersey, CarePlus NJ is committed to providing the most comprehensive integrated treatment options through 72 programs designed to meet the full spectrum of health and wellness needs for adults and children in the communities it serves.  Specializing in acute care, CarePlus NJ provides immediate, high-quality health services and support programs for individuals in crisis. Nationally ranked for excellence in customer satisfaction by the Mental Health Corporations of America, CarePlus NJ is mission driven ensuring that anyone who needs it has access to specialized care. To learn more about CarePlus NJ and its wide range of programs and services, visit

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