The Intersection of Culture and Trauma: Working with Children and Families

The Intersection of Culture and Trauma: Working with Children and Families

Minnesota Children’s Alliance (the Alliance) is excited to host The Intersection of Culture and Trauma: Working with Children and Families.

Training Details

Join the Alliance and Suganya Sockalingam, Ph.D., Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., via Zoom HealthCare.

In this interactive 2-hour workshop, we will explore the meaning and the value of the terms culture and trauma and how they intersect. We will explore how this intersection informs how we work within multidisciplinary teams to strengthen our systems that keep our children safe. Further, we will examine our personal values and how they inform our biases that may impact how we deliver services. Finally, we will identify strategies that will allow us to mitigate the unconscious biases that might influence our training, research, and advocacy efforts.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a common language around culture and trauma.
  • Discuss the meaning of culture beyond race and ethnicity.
  • Understand that a holistic approach to care requires an integration of culturally responsive and trauma-informed practices.

Presenter Bio

Suganya Sockalingam, Ph.D., is a founding partner and change specialist at Change Matrix LLC, a minority and women-owned firm. Suganya supports individuals, organizations, and systems addressing equity including diversity, inclusion, implicit bias, and structural racism, cultural competence, and cross-cultural communication. Additionally, Suganya focuses on leadership development including leadership shifts (in times of change and in chaos/turbulence), change management, collaboration, and conflict engagement.

Registration – $30

We are excited to bring this training to you. The Alliance believes anti-racist and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers, virtually.

Continuing Education Credits: POST and Social Work credits will be available.

Membership Discount

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance recognizes the role our members play in keeping Minnesota kids safe. In order to promote the success of our members in their work, we offer a 50% discount on all training opportunities. If you are not yet a member of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance, you can sign-up for a free individual membership by completing this form.

Cancelation Policy

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance recognizes that sometimes professionals are called away at the last minute to accommodate the needs of our kids. The Minnesota Children’s Alliance wants to accommodate training participants by offering a full refund for cancellations notices received 24-hours in advance of the training. If you need to cancel your registration less than 24-hours before the training begins we are unable to provide a refund. If the training is recorded you can request a copy of the recording within one week following the training date. Please contact Stephanie Kimble at [email protected] to cancel or request a copy of the recorded training.

Please know that all refunds will be processed minus the cost of Eventbrite fees.