IN-PERSON-Utilizing a Liberation Lens in Treating Racial Trauma

Friday, March 29, 2024, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-
$219 including CEUs
Utilizing a Liberation Lens in Treating Racial Trauma
Jenise Katalina, LICSW

This training will explore the impact of trauma through a racial trauma-informed and social justice lens with applicable interventions focused on a liberation approach.  For the many trauma survivors, who have not had the opportunity to fully process and heal from their experiences, it can play out in parenting patterns, substance misuse, difficulty with work or education and even family violence, neglect, and abuse, perpetuating the trauma for the next generation.
This training will explore the effects of racial trauma and how it presents in people’s lives: generational, historical, and intersectional cultural perspectives. Attendees will explore how implicit bias and personal experiences can impact the provision of care and offer strategies for providing interventions through a liberation lens and equip them to provide culturally humble and empathetic services.

Following this training the participants will understand:

  • Attendees will gain basic information about historical and generational racial trauma.
  • Attendees will Identify historically oppressed groups and the systemic implications of care and access.
  • Attendees will identify and implement interventions utilizing a liberation approach

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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