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Oppressive Trauma-informed Youth Work

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  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • 10:00 am to 11:30 am Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $124 for individuals or $300 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

Your Training Description

Whatever form oppression and discrimination take, they cause harm to the health and well-being of the people targeted. This type of trauma doesn’t just show up when it happens. It can have a cumulative, lasting, generational impact. And today, far too many young people continue to be harmed. The impact of racialized and historical trauma on communities of color illuminates the need for transformative justice and creative approaches for collective healing and recovery.

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

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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

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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.

Your Training Details

  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • 10:00 am to 11:30 am Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $124 for individuals or $300 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
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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.