Tools to Build Compassionate Allyship as a White Provider
Time & Location
About the Event
At this time, it is critical to be aware of our own identities as practitioners and how they can impact our clients. In this workshop you will learn strategies to cultivate and deepen self reflective practices around your white identity and how that shows up in your work. We will use a framework of mindfulness, non-judgment, self acceptance and self love to explore these topics. We will create a safe space to explore what emotions and thoughts arise as white identified practitioners working in a multiracial context. We will practice compassionate and mindful listening and communication to build resilience for challenging conversations and authentic feedback within the workplace. You will be guided in practices to examine bias, prejudice, and gain understanding around how white supremacy impacts you personally and professionally. From this place, we will explore how to build allyship to youth and communities that we serve.
- Understand and identify the impact of colonization, white supremacy, bias, and prejudice as white identified practitioners working with youth in a multicultural, multiracial context
- Practice mindfulness, nonjudgement, self acceptance and self love
- Understand how to be in active allyship for youth and families
1:00-1:15pm Welcome, Housekeeping, and Mindfulness Practice
1:15-1:30pm Introduction to Building Compassionate Allyship
1:30-1:45pm White Supremacy, Colonization and its Impacts on All People
1:45-2:00pm Activity 1: Exploring the impact of white supremacy on white bodies
2-2:15pm Break 1 (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:15-2:50pm Activity 2 Self Acceptance practice and Expressive Arts Activity
2:50-3:20 pm Activity 3: Engaging in challenging conversations
3:20-3:40pm Breakout Groups
3:45-4:00pm Break 2 (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
4:00-4:45pm Activity 4: Cultivating Allyship in a Multicultural, Multiracial Context
4:45-5:00pm Closing and Feedback
Meet Our Trainer
Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 15 years' experience serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness coach and consultant. She specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings and curricula that lead to action in the areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change. Salina is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated mentor and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth and a carrier of Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.5) 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.