How can we re-imagine our work with young people and their communities from a trauma-informed approach that only focuses on individual harm and injury to a healing-centered practice that fosters possibility and advances holistic and collective wellbeing?
Join YouthREX for this virtual Teach-In with Dr. Shawn Ginwright, one of America’s leading innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development. Dr. Ginwright has led the development of the Healing-Centered Engagement model, a strength-based approach that promotes a collective view of healing – an ongoing process that must also focus on restoring and sustaining the practitioners who work with and support youth. Through an insightful and engaging presentation and facilitated discussions, this Teach-In will:
Create an understanding of the principles of healing-centered engagement
Explore how healing-centered engagement can advance our work with young people
Introduce examples and strategies on how to build systems of support for healing-centered engagement
There will be 30 minutes at the end of the teach-in where the 'floor' will be opened up to the audience to share what they're working on or thinking about related to healing. This is a chance for you to gather feedback, crowdsource answers, find specific resources, or even connect with potential collaborators for your initiative!
The Youth Justice Network of Toronto is the key link that keeps Youth Workers and Youth agencies in tune with the latest updates around how to support youth facing barriers, with a key focus on youth in conflict with the law.
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