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48-Hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program- COHORT 1 & 2

New!! 48-HOUR HISTORICAL TRAUMA SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION in collaboration with THE INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL TRAUMA ASSOCIATION We are the only entity offering a comprehensive, 48-hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program. The Program is broken into 6 levels and is built on a foundation of BIPOC cultures and neurobiology. It is taught from a multicultural perspective, injecting traditions and ideology from various cultures from around the world. In this inclusive study we rely...

Register and join the November 16th CTIPP CAN Call

This month’s CTIPP CAN call will pilot a new tool – Airmeet – to further the movement’s ability to network and connect with other passionate advocates and practitioners. Airmeet enhances our ability to provide more interactive and engaging presentations, breakout sessions, polling, and more. Join us to help test out the new platform’s features and networking capabilities, as well as join important discussions and provide feedback about CTIPP to help us continue to better propel the movement...

How Leaders Can Restore Trust in Turbulent Times (aspeninstitute.org)

To read the Aspen Leadership Programs article, please click here. According to the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer , more than 60% of individuals believe it’s no longer possible to have constructive conversations about complex social issues. Initial reactions to those with different perspectives are those of distrust and skepticism. Leaders across all sectors are well-positioned to rebuild trust between individuals and institutions. Navigating these turbulent times may even define their legacy.

Organizing for Racial Equity Within the Federal Government (nonprofitquarterly.org)

Author: To read Iris Crawford's article, please click here. The Biden Administration is using a “whole-of government” approach to ensure that all federal agencies center environmental and climate justice in domestic and foreign policy. However, to achieve true environmental and climate justice, racial equity must be centered in order to fully tackle the degree to which white supremacy and systemic racism are entrenched in federal policy. The Biden administration has begun taking on this...

48-Hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program- COHORT 1 & 2

NOT TOO LATE FOR COHORT 1!! Also registering for COHORT 2!! New!! 48-HOUR HISTORICAL TRAUMA SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION in collaboration with THE INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL TRAUMA ASSOCIATION We are the only entity offering a comprehensive, 48-hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program. The Program is broken into 6 levels and is built on a foundation of BIPOC cultures and neurobiology. It is taught from a multicultural perspective, injecting traditions and ideology from various...

Why Grassroots Action Is the Most Likely Path to Systemic Change (nonprofitquarterly.org)

Author: To read Andre M. Perry's article, please click here. This article is the first article of Community Strategies for Systemic Change, a series that is being co-produced by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and NPQ . In the series, urban and rural grassroots leaders from across the United States share how their communities are developing and implementing strategies—grounded in local places, cultures, and histories—to shift power and achieve systemic change. When it comes...

What Is Healing Justice? (nonprofitquarterly.org)

Author: To read Ninueequa Blanding's article, please click here. What strategies will enable us to understand our interconnectedness, leverage our shared power, and heal from the trauma caused by structural racism? A movement is underway to create spaces that allow for an exploration of practices to transform oppression—within our bodies, our communities, and the systems that perpetuate it. Even longtime freedom activist and scholar Angela Davis—who has more than 50 years of experience...

National Center on Child Trafficking (NCCT) survey request: Voices from the Field: How can we improve treatment for trafficked and exploited youth?

We are reaching out to you from the National Center on Child Trafficking (NCCT), a new collaboration of professionals with expertise in child trauma and human trafficking that aims to improve the lives of impacted children and families and to support the professionals who serve them. The NCCT is inviting mental health and substance use treatment professionals who have worked with trafficked or exploited youth to participate in a national survey. The purpose of the survey is to learn more...

KIDS COUNT finds American children are in a mental health crisis (philanthropynewsdigest.org)

To read the Philanthropy News Digest article and download the 50-page report, please click here. More than seven million children in the United States are struggling with anxiety, depression, and related mental health challenges in what amounts to a mental health crisis across race, ethnicity, economics, and sexual identity, a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds. The KIDS COUNT Data Book: 2022 (50 pages, PDF)—the foundation’s annual assessment of the well-being of children...

Home Appraised With a Black Owner: $472,000. With a White Owner: $750,000. (msn.com)

Photo: Shan Wallace for the New York Times Author: Debra Kamin's article, please click HERE. Last summer, Nathan Connolly and his wife, Shani Mott, welcomed an appraiser into their house in Baltimore, hoping to take advantage of historically low interest rates and refinance their mortgage. But 20/20 Valuations, a Maryland appraisal company, put the home’s value at $472,000, and in turn, loanDepot, a mortgage lender, denied the couple a refinance loan. Dr. Connolly said he knew why: He, his...

Author of ‘Critical Race Theory’ Ban Says Texas Schools Can Still Teach About Racism (the74million.org)

Photo: Rachel Zein for the Texas Tribune Author: Brian Lopez, August 11, 2022 Author of 'Critical Race Theory' Ban Says Texas School Can Still Teach About Racism For the past year, Texas educators have struggled with a new law targeting how history and race are taught in the state’s public schools. Now, eight months after the enactment of a law designed to de-emphasize the role of slavery and racism in American history in Texas social studies classes, state Sen. Bryan Hughes , R-Mineola, the...

48-Hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program

Iya Affo & Heal Historical Trauma Presents New!! 48-HOUR HISTORICAL TRAUMA SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION in collaboration with THE INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL TRAUMA ASSOCIATION We are the only entity offering a comprehensive, 48-hour Historical Trauma Specialist Certification Program. The Program is broken into 6 levels and is built on a foundation of BIPOC cultures and neurobiology. It is taught from a multicultural perspective, injecting traditions and ideology from various cultures from...

Radical Economics: Centering Indigenous Knowledge, Restoring the Circle (nonprofitquarterly.org)

What Does an Indigenous Worldview Look Like? Because of the dissonance that happens when we speak with non-Native partners, we’ve started using the slide below at the beginning of conversations with people who are interested in partnering with us. The people at these organizations tend to be folks who are privileged, have capital, and want to do something good. However, they have a very different worldview than ours. I tell them that in order to have a meaningful conversation, we need them...

Will the new national 988 hotline improve the response to mental health crises? (centerforhealthjournalism.org)

Image: (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Communities across the country have pushed for years to divert emergency mental health calls away from 911 and police. Now, as the nation launches the 988 calling code for mental health crises, some advocates wonder if the system is ready to deliver real-time, culturally appropriate services to meet the immense demand. In 2020, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act establishing 988 as the universal number to call for free...

The abortion ruling has troops and veterans speaking out, some for the first time (npr.org)

For the first time in her life, Marine Corps Capt. Meleah Martin is refusing to wear American flag attire this Independence Day. Instead, she told her family that she will only wear pride colors and apparel. Not because she's unpatriotic – she's spent approximately 16 months deployed overseas as an F-18 pilot. But because she believes her constitutional rights are under attack. Martin said it's been disheartening to witness liberties such as the right to protest or to cast a ballot come...

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