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How Identity Shapes Relationships

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Course Length

4 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

Self-awareness provides a window to expand our understanding of other points of view and other perspectives. While the importance of self-awareness is readily understood by most people- achieving it is easier said than done. Our profession requires us to form relationships with children and families. In this proprietary Think Small Institute course, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and understand the importance of identity and how it shapes relationships with the children and families you serve. You will learn about real-world scenarios to gain a greater understanding, appreciation, and sensitivity to the fundamental differences in identities.

CEU Credits

Not Eligible

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families
MN KCF Content Area
  • III: Relationships with Families

1 (Beginner)

State Approval
  • MN
  • OH

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discover how self-awareness of identity can encourage participants to define their identities to better understand others
  • Define the concept of identity
  • Identify the role of social identity in building trust and relationships with families.