Thu, Oct 13|
Culturally Responsive Mindsets with System Involved Youth
Jalesa Washington and Vivian Liao are the trainers for this training that is part of a 4 part series. Participation in the other 3 trainings (Brave Space Groundwork, Social Emotional Learning, and Healing Centered Engagement) is not required but is encouraged.
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Jalesa Washington and Vivian Liao
Cultural responsiveness is the ability to utilize expansive practices that honor the voices and experiences of all contributors and dismantle oppressive tenets of organizational culture that serve to silence and control. We will engage in culturally responsive mindsets and plan to implement them in our work with system involved youth and families including naming how the dominant culture infiltrates organizations and making a plan to interrupt it in order to improve outcomes for system involved youth who are disproportionately youth of color.
● Engage in culturally responsive mindsets;
● Develop plans to implement culturally responsive mindsets within their efforts to support system involved youth and families; and
● Learn about how the dominant culture infiltrates organizations and make a plan to interrupt this.
10:30-10:40am Opening & Grounding
10:40-11:05am Levels of Culture
11:05-11:20am Educator Bias
11:20-11:50am Bias Intervention
Meet Our Trainers
Jalesa joins Girls Leadership after being an educational administrator and teacher for over 8 years. She
loves inspiring and empowering youth and adults to achieve both their personal and professional goals
by building an authentic relationship with individuals. She achieves this by leading with love,
compassion, empathy, humility, and respect. Being a product of the NYC public school system, she
believes in the importance of seeing individuals as who they are and using emotional intelligence to
spark greatness in youth. Jalesa’s passion of developing self-awareness within individuals has blossomed throughout the years and has developed greatly during her time as an educator and Girl Scout troop leader. Paired with her
background in fashion and entertainment, she is known as a fashion extraordinaire who impacts and
encourages through style as well. She has been featured on Humans of New York for her interactions
with her students and has been a panelist at various events, highlighting the benefits of social emotional
learning and culturally responsive education strategies. She holds a BS in Human Ecology from the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a MAT from the Relay Graduate School of Education. When
Jalesa is not fulfilling her God-given purpose within her work, she enjoys dancing, journaling, spending
time traveling alone, and traveling with friends and family.
This course meets the qualifications for (1.5) BBS CE Hours 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.