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Exploring Structural Racism and Cultural Responsiveness: An Inclusive Approach for Youth Programs

School's Out Washington developed these foundational trainings for all staff working directly with young people. Since these trainings build upon one another, we highly recommend starting with Exploring Structural Racism before moving on to Cultural Responsiveness. 

Exploring Structural Racism
In this foundational workshop, we explain structural racism, provide examples of and data on structural racism, and discuss implications for youth. The material can be emotionally challenging and we will provide what we hope will be a helpful structure for understanding and a learning environment for every participant to grow.

Cultural Responsiveness – An Inclusive Approach for Youth Programs
This workshop explores cultural identities, perspectives, and relationships that impact youth and shares best practices for an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment for all youth. This offering trains professionals to understand and implement the guiding principles of Cultural Responsiveness: “Quality programs respect and are responsive to the diversity of program participants, their families, and community.”

Please note: Due to the limitations of virtual training, some content may slightly differ from in person training.

Email Nerrisah Townsend if you have questions about the workshops. If you are interested in bringing these trainings to your organization, please complete this Training Request Form.

Understanding & Addressing Anti Blackness at ELO's (Apr 27 & 28)

Expanded learning opportunity (ELO) organizations can be important places of youth development for Black youth. However, Black youth often experience racial inequity in ELOs because leadership and outcomes tend to uphold anti-Blackness. For example, Black...

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 & Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada), Both Days
Ishmael Miller
STARS Credits: 4
Content Area CA IX: Cultural Competency & Responsiveness

Trauma Informed Youth Work (May 15)

Trauma Informed Youth Work: From Healing Relationships to Just Communities This interactive workshop will explore the widespread impacts of trauma in young people’s lives and communities and support youth workers to build skills at the...

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Part 1: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Part 2: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Briana Herman-Brand
STARS Credits: N/A
Content Area VI: Interactions with Children and Youth; IX: Cultural Competency and Responsiveness




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