Wed, Dec 15 | Online Event

Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Ursula Elsa and Angelina Manriquez
Addressing Microaggressions and Building Allyship Tools as Providers for Queer and Trans System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Dec 15, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Online Event

About the Event

Ursula Elsa and Angelina Manriquez

Training Description

Examining and dismantling our own implicit gender bias is essential to being providers that can serve youth, and specifically support system involved youth who are queer, trans, and questioning. In this training, you will learn about microaggressions and how to interrupt bullying and discrimination for LGBTQI+ youth and how to engage in this learning with all system involved youth and families that you work with.  You will learn mindfulness based practices to engage LGBTQI+ youth in processing unaccepting attitudes, developing self awareness, cultivating self worth and a self love. You will gain tools to deepen your allyship and coliberatory practices to support system involved youth exploring their gender and sexuality.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore and understand how mindfulness can be supportive and culturally relevant for system involved LGBTQI+ youth
  • Engage in at least 1 activity to support youth in their self awareness and acceptance
  • Explore at least 1 activity for supporting youth in cultivating self worth and self love
  • Learn how to cultivate your allyship and collaboration practices and advocacy as supportproviders for youth


11:00-11:30am  Welcome, Housekeeping, and Introductions

11:30am-12:00pm  Self Reflection + Embodied Mindfulness Practice

12:10-12:15pm  Introduction to Mindfulness

12:15-1:00pm  Activity 1: The Gender Wheel: Exploring gender identity and expression

1:00-1:45pm  Activities 2 + 3: Self Acceptance and Self Love Practices for LGBTQI+ Youth

1:45-2:30pm  Lunch Break + Individual Questions / Consultation (CEUs will not be offered during this time)

2:30-3:00pm  Activity 4: Exploring Implicit Gender Bias and Microaggressions

3:00-3:45pm  Activity 5: Cultivating Allyship + Co-liberatory Practices for LGBTQI+ Youth

3:45-4:00pm  Closing and Feedback

Meet Our Trainers

Ursula Elsa (they/she) was born and raised in the beautiful land of the Bay Area, Ohlone Territory. She has been teaching mindfulness and nature connection to youth in the Bay Area for 8 years and is currently leading rites of passage and nature connection programming for Gaia Passages. Ursula is passionate about creating programming for LGBTQI+ and neurodiverse communities. She is also a trained doula and an advocate of parent’s rights in the birth community. 

As a mindfulness teacher, Angelina Manriquez has found her art as a way to reach children beyond the classroom. Through meaningful storytelling that children can relate to, Angelina hopes to transform difficult life experience into healing and movement for all generations to come. Angelina holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Co Author and Designer of two children's books, Master of Mindfulness: How To Be Your Own Superhero In Times of Stress, and Breath Friends Forever

This course meets the qualifications for (4.25) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

Share This Event