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Thu, Aug 18


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Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

AkuaRose Feathers

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Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth
Cultivating Cultural Responsivity in Agencies that Serve System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 2:15 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

AkuaRose Feathers

Training Description

Because of recent occurrences of violence and injustice, the call for cultural responsivity was revived for some and revealed to others. Many people were reminded of the need to develop skills and awareness to become respectful to everyone. Staff who work with system-involved youth must work with people from different cultural backgrounds, serve system-involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color, and work to cultivate an environment within their agency that is safe for all. In this interactive training, staff who work with system-involved youth will engage in productive dialogue to learn steps toward cultivating this environment within their agencies to better support and help improve outcomes for the system-involved youth and families they serve.

Learning Objectives

· Discover and discuss how biases interfere with the services provided to system-involved youth

· Gain knowledge about methods to cultivate and influence an environment where learning, growth, healing, and acceptance can thrive and how this can improve services provided to system-involved youth

· Learn ways to channel strong feelings into productive conversations and meaningful efforts toward cultural responsivity within your agency

· Learn skills to cultivate and influence an agency environment where learning, collaboration, trust, and safety can thrive


9:00-9:15am  Introductions & Grounding

9:15-9:20am  Purpose of training

9:20-10:00am  Level Setting: Preparing Ourselves for the Conversation

10:10-10:20am  Reflexive journaling activity

10:20-11:00am  Examining How We Show Up in the Environment

11:00-11:15am  Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

11:15-12:05pm  Examining the Environment

12:05-12:15pm  Reflexive journaling activity

12:15-1:25pm  Doing the Work of Cultural Responsivity

1:25-1:35pm  Reflexive journaling activity

1:35-2:15pm  Concluding with Grace, Forgiveness, Humility, and Hope Question & Answer Discussion period Evaluations

Meet Our Trainer

Akua's work as project manager, program manager, and administrative staff in corporate and non-profit settings, has given her unique insight into the experience of burnout, overwhelm, and exhaustion in professional settings. Her background in inner-self coaching, ministry to marginalized communities, and doctoral work in Traumatology Counseling has informed her training experience for over 10 years. Akua passionately facilitates trainings and coaches her clients because she desires to help people realize life satisfaction through purpose fulfillment.

Coaching Certifications:

· Certified Health & Wellness Coach

· Certified Leadership Coach

· Certified Life Coach

· Certified Wellness Recovery Action Planning Advanced Level Facilitator

· Senior Professional Career Coach


· Bachelor of Science, Human Services Management

· Master of Arts, Human Services Counseling

· Master of Arts, Human Development (expected 5/2022)

· Doctor of Philosophy, Human Development w/ concentration in Traumatology Counseling (expected 1/2023)

This course meets the qualifications for (5) 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.

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