Oppressive Trauma-informed Youth Work

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"There was so much information given, but it was delivered in a way that made it easy to follow. I will definitely refer back to this training."

"Thinking about this topic furthers healing and encourages one to continue responding."

"Jamil had a really fantastic way of looping the content back to the stories/situations he was talking about. Great information, great links, this was the best I've seen in a few years."

Your Training Description

Please note content warning: This training includes language and descriptions of suicide and various forms of trauma, such as sexual and physical trauma.

Youth workers must recognize the effects of oppressive trauma and learn strategies to promote healing and resiliency. You can foster system accountability throughout your organization and youth programs. Expanding your understanding of oppressive trauma-informed practices supports equity for young people. You will be encouraged to examine your role in building a “new normal” where we have system accountability and thoughtfully designed programming for healing rather than harm for young people of color and other marginalized groups that experience ongoing harm from racialized and historical trauma.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn about racialized and historical trauma and how it impacts communities
  • Consider how your work with young people can foster system accountability, transformative justice, and healing
  • Explore the value in transitioning from one modality of trauma-informed care to a multifaceted approach, such as oppressive trauma-informed care
  • Identify action steps you can take to create spaces for healing within your programs

Your Trainer


Jamil Stamschror-Lott, LICSW, is a mental health professional, professor, and mentor. He and his wife Sara founded Creative Kuponya, a mental health organization that works at the intersection of Diversity and Inclusion, focusing on out of the box and creative methodologies to bring about healing for individuals, communities, and businesses. Jamil teaches Diversity and Inequality coursework in Augsburg University’s Clinical Graduate Social Work program. He is deeply committed to his family and his community. Jamil has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times, and USA Today. When he is not diligently working in community, he loves reading books to his 3-year-old daughter and walking around Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, MN.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH BASICS.

Build your understanding of prevalent mental health issues among youth today, learn how to connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.