Leadership Training Series

Leadership Training Series

Training Overview

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance (the Alliance) is excited to have Brandon Jones, executive director at the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health and chair of the Alliance’s board of directors., to present on Leadership Training Series to explore the dimensions of strong leadership and develope or strengthen your skills to guide your team.

Rethinking Trauma-Informed Care to Support Sustainable Wellness 

This training will give participants a learning opportunity to be trauma-informed and sustain themselves in their professions and lifestyles. Often, providers tend to put others’ needs before their own. Unfortunately, we are regularly exposed to circumstances that impact youth, affecting their ability to continue on their road to success. Due to the demands and difficulties we are currently facing, it is not uncommon to question our abilities to help youth and community members move forward. Since we are in the helping profession, we begin to doubt ourselves. However, your impact is still essential.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand strategies and approaches that can be used to improve their ability to connect and serve youth during these challenging times.
  • Participants will learn strategies to help youth and families in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Participants will share their perceptions of self-care in social services and education.
  • Participants will discuss what institutional strategies should be promoted to lower burnout rates, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress.
  • Participants will be able to develop a sustainable plan to improve their self-care around issues of secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, and parallel trauma.

About the Presenter

Brandon Jones, serving as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, brings a wealth of expertise in consulting and therapy. His focus areas encompass Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Brandon’s academic journey boasts a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a master’s in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. His distinction as a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow also speaks to his dedication to leadership excellence. His life ethos is encapsulated in the motto: “Live life with Purpose on Purpose”.

Registration is Free!

Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link 1 week and 1 day before this training event starts.
We are excited to start the new year with this training. The Alliance believes trauma-informed, anti-racist, and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer virtually the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers.

Continuing Education Credits

POST, Legal Education, and Social Work credits will be available for all eligible participants providing services in Minnesota, US.

Contact Info

Please contact MaiXi Ye at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.



August 20
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Minnesota Children’s Alliance