Mon, Apr 19 | Online Event

De-Colonizing Casework: Understanding Communities and Ourselves While Providing Services to Youth and Families of Color

Rosa Revuelta
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De-Colonizing Casework: Understanding Communities and Ourselves While Providing Services to Youth and Families of Color

Time & Location

Apr 19, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Online Event

About the Event

Rosa Revuelta

Training Description

Many of the systems youth and families of color find themselves having to be involved with create invisible barriers and obstacles for their success. Traditional case management strategies don’t always work with these communities. As case managers and service providers our ultimate goal is to support clients but our practices are built within oppressive systems and we need to work on unlearning some of these ways of work to truly engage and create positive impact. This training focuses on decolonizing strategies that promote change, empowerment and liberation when working with systems involving youth. We will begin to identify the barriers and dynamics that allow oppression to continue and we will explore how empowerment-based theories recognize and assist communities of color as they engage in services.

Learning Objective

  • Participants will be able to identify three (3) barriers that Communities of Color face when engage in services
  • Participants will be able to apply strength-based approaches when providing case management
  • Participants will be able to identify one (1) way to use cultural humility in their way of work.


9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome and Introductions

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Understanding Ourselves – Identity, Socialization and Showing Up for Clients

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:15 AM – 12: 15 PM Understanding Communities- The impact of colonization over generations

12: 15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Continue Understanding Communities – Obstacles for Engaging in Services

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Strength - Based Case Management and Liberation Approached

Meet Our Trainer

Rosa Revuelta, MA, MNA is a first generation Chicana with over 15 years of experience working in the social sector field as an advocate, trainer and community educator. Her work has focused on supporting and empowering the community and professionals in the field. Much of her worked has been along side underserved and underrepresented communities of color. Rosa worked as an advocate providing direct services and crisis counseling to survivors and their families, helping them navigate the child welfare and criminal justice system. As a community educator, Rosa has facilitated workshops and presentations for children, youth, and adults on sexual assault, intimate partners violence and human trafficking. Rosa has trained community educators, service providers, parents, students, and government staff on strategies for working with trauma survivors. She enjoys helping others learn and grow and has worked with professionals in the social service field to increase their professional development in coaching, leadership/ management skills, and cultural responsiveness. Rosa is a lifelong learner with a Bachelors in Social Work, a Master in Mexican American Studies, a Masters in Nonprofit Administration and a Certificate in Design Learning from the Association of Training Development.

This course meets the qualifications for (4.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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