A Trauma-Informed Approach for Cultural Intelligence and Healing

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

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Your Training Description

Youth workers need to be trauma-informed and culturally intelligent to effectively engage with each other and young people. Bringing a trauma-informed approach to your programs offers stronger supports for both you and the young people you serve. Building your cultural intelligence skills helps bridge the gap between school or program and home, considering past and current trauma while wholly assisting youth in programming to become productive adults. Learn what Cultural Intelligence is and how it builds resilience and supports well-being.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Explore trauma-informed strategies and approaches to help you better connect with and serve youth and families of different backgrounds
  • Develop an understanding of your own experience and how to be more adaptable personally and professionally
  • Consider institutional strategies your program and organization could implement to address burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, and improve wellbeing
  • Learn sustainability techniques to maintain a high level of engagement and productivity when working with young people

Your Trainer

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Brandon Jones is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health. He is also a consultant with expertise in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). He brings the perspective of his own lived experience of surviving childhood in a home of domestic violence and other forms of trauma. Brandon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a Masters in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a Masters in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Brandon is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. He lives by the motto “Live life with Purpose, on Purpose.”

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.