International Journal: To Show Up And Step Up – A Reflection
“How many of you have ever faced racism at work?” I had been sitting in a workshop on Abuse Prevention when the first comment about abuse to STAFF came up. Being relatively new, I was paying more attention to the people around me than to the content of the workshop but, when the first staff made a comment about being subjected to racism at work, I saw the haunted look in many eyes. A couple of timid responses followed and, when I (rather boldly) asked that question…almost every hand shot up. An avalanche of words crashed into me as I tried to discern each individual comment, even as I struggled to understand some of their accents.
The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals contains easy to-read, practical articles for Direct Support Professionals on a variety of topics that are pertinent to their role in supporting people with intellectual disabilities.