Introduction to Cultural Humility


Friday, October 29, 2021, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-$199 including CEUs
Introduction to Cultural Humility
Jenise Katalina, MSW, LCSW

Cultural Humility is a philosophy that empowers individuals to effectively engage in interpersonal relationships that are dynamically diverse and mutually respectful. Unlike Cultural Competence, cultural humility is a life-long and ongoing process of self-reflection and self-critique in which individuals expand their capacity for learning, listening and understanding, regardless of their experiences with cultures other than their own. Incorporating cultural humility as part of one’s lifestyle empowers the individual to recognize and redress power-imbalances that exist within their immediate social and organizational structures.

Following this training the participants will be able to:

  • Participants can state the potential influence of power, privilege, the –isms and their own history on relationships with clients and colleagues,
  • Participants can identify personal beliefs and values and how these factors influence their own behaviors when working with clients and colleagues,
  • Participants can use tools to practice the cultural humility principle of “client as expert” when serving individuals and communities,
  • Participants practice respectful and curious inquiry about individual and community points of view, values and life experiences, holding the stance of “listen as if the speaker is wise,”
  • Participants practice strategies to redress power dynamics from negatively influencing or obstructing the content of service delivery, and
  • Participants integrate strategies into organizational structures, policies, activities.

 

Jenise Katalina is the founder and owner of Rise Leadership & Coaching. A firm specializing in building equitable organizations, developing inclusive leadership through training, technical assistance and career coaching. Through Rise, Jenise supports the career growth of women of color through clinical supervision, career mentoring and coaching.

Jenise currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors and Co-Executive Director for the Women of Color Health Equity Collect, a movement building nonprofit organization based out of Western Mass that is focused on supporting women and girls of color achieving their optimal health and well-being.

Jenise Katalina is also the Healthy Families Resource Specialist at the Children’s Trust, a statewide agency focused on stopping child abuse in Massachusetts. In this role, she provides training and technical assistance to program management in home visiting programs across the state with a focus on implementing policies and practice with a racial equity lens.

Before joining the Children’s Trust, Jenise served as the Vice President of Family Services at Square One, a community-based non-profit in Springfield, Massachusetts. She joined the Square One team in September of 2011 as a Healthy Families Home Visitor and quickly excelled through multiple managerial positions. Jenise’s prior experience includes management roles within residential programs for latency-age children and developing gang aversion programs for teen youth in Springfield.

Jenise received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Westfield State University and her Master of Social Work degree from Springfield College. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Massachusetts and a certified trainer in multiple trauma focused models, specifically focusing on two generational families. She currently serves on multiple interdisciplinary workgroups and initiatives focused on Racial Equity at the state and community level. She also serves as an adjunct faculty for the Master Social Work programs at Springfield College and Westfield State University.

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