Listed below are some of the trainings that we provide as part of The UPRISE Collective. This list is fluid, and will change as the needs of the community change. Length and format of each training will also be fluid, as we strive to consistently remain responsive to your community or organizational needs.
Participants will engage in focused conversations in which they will learn to articulate the identities they hold, as well as how those identities intersect. Facilitators will share some information regarding Oregon’s history of inequity and exclusionary laws, making connections within the context of the organization's mission. Participants will be introduced to basic concepts in order to ground equity work, including the Cycle of Socialization, Five Faces of Oppression, Implicit Bias, and Cultural Humility. Facilitators will provide information on existing equity work within the community, and participants will have an opportunity to look critically at their own work at micro, mezzo, and macro levels and to begin to assess organizational needs. Stakeholders will also discuss where decision-making powers lie within the organization, and develop strategies for creating lasting change. Facilitators will provide information regarding the role of -ism’s and generational trauma in development, and strategies for creating more trauma-informed, culturally humble organizations and communities.
Topics described in the paragraph above will be presented in the context of education. Participants will engage in facilitated conversations regarding disparities in educational outcomes and our role as educators to help students to feel represented, heard, and valued. Facilitators will trouble the foundations of the education system in the US, and work with participants to envision and develop strategies for decolonizing curricula, classroom spaces, and decision-making processes in a way that values multiple ways of "being" and "knowing."
Facilitators will provide education and coaching in the area of incorporating social stories into our work with children, thereby reinforcing the connection between social and emotional learning and equity.
Interrupting the Norms of Professionalism
In this training, participants will grapple with workplace culture, with special focus on the concept of being "professional," i.e. behaving in a "professional" manner. Discussions will be grounded in how organizational norms may be discounting the needs and cultural experiences of staff, as well as the needs of community members -- how can we encourage clients to show up as their whole selves when we ourselves may not do so? This training explores safe, culturally humble ways to maintain high standards for job performance, while allowing our team members to be who they are.
Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
Communicating cross-culturally in a way that upholds the personhood of each stakeholder is a skill. Facilitators will work with participants to begin to develop those skills, which are grounded in humility and an awareness of our own "lenses," i.e. the way we see the world based on our experiences and the multiple, intersecting identities we hold. Participants will come away from this training with concrete skills in the areas of active listening, culturally humble practice, and peaceful and effective conflict resolution.
Culturally Humble Mental Health Practice
Mental health practice in the United States can be (and often is) rooted in privileged norms, with ways of "being" and "knowing" that may sometimes contribute to the erasure of other cultural norms and experiences. Many methods and frameworks that are utilized in targeted communities were developed and tested in white, middle-class, Judeo-Christian, heteronormative, temporarily able bodied communities. This training is designed to critically assess those methods, and to provide education and coaching in culturally humble mental health practices that have arisen from within targeted communities.
Nonviolence in Social Services
Participants will be provided with education on the history of social services in targeted communities, with a focus on the emotional, psychological, and moral violence that can be introduced into helping relationships via invasive research, case management, and mental health treatment practices. Facilitators will provide resources for engaging in helping relationships non-violently and in a way that is person and community-centered and strengths-based.
From Unhoused to Housed
This training is an interactive social story grounded in providing a deeper understanding of how systemic inequity contributes to the rise and maintenance of our unhoused population, as well as strategies for holding space and providing support for these community members in a way that upholds dignity, respect, and self-determination.
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