Crossroads of Crisis: Dreams & Strategies for Collective Care

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Crossroads of Crisis: Dreams & Strategies for Collective Care

IDHA's Fall 2022-Spring 2023 virtual training series CROSSROADS OF CRISIS

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  • 203 days 2 hours
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NOTE: 24 CE credits are available for all eight classes in the series when you enroll at the General or Supporter Rate (3 credits per class, click here for more information)

*Update as of 1/16/23: The first three classes in the series have passed, but the bundle is still available! Register using this link and you will automatically receive the recording and resources from the first three classes!*

Series Description

One synonym for crisis is “crossroads.” This moment offers us a significant opportunity to transform what crisis is, and what care can look like. The number of innovative programs and services (e.g. respite centers, psychiatric advance directives) that nurture autonomy and self-determination is growing, as is the understanding our trauma has multiple roots. We ask: What could happen if our crises were widely understood not as a personal failure, but as a symptom of a world that is suffering? What if our care systems prioritized resourcing communities, rather than “outsourcing” to professionals? What if we met these global inflection points with a vast spectrum of collective care tools and networks?

IDHA’s Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Training Series, Crossroads of Crisis, reimagines the crisis continuum – interrogating what crisis is, where it comes from, how to respond to it with curiosity and compassion, and the role of peers, providers, and communities. Building on former IDHA offerings Crisis as Catalyst and Cultivating Community, we will ground our learning in the voices of lived experience and approach the theme of crisis from multiple lenses and dimensions. Drawing inspiration and lessons from current community-based efforts, we will practice how to disrupt paradigms of coercion, create personal codes of ethics, and attune to the needs of those we support in professional and nonprofessional roles. We hope you will join us in building a world beyond 988.

Course Schedule

The Crisis Industry: How Capitalism, Cops, and Coercion Shape Care Today

  • Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12-3 pm EST
  • Jess Stohlmann-Rainey and Kelechi Ubozoh

Shifting Mindset to Shift Practice: Visions for a Liberated Crisis Response

  • Sunday, December 11, 2022, 12-3 pm EST
  • Ysabel Garcia and Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu

Alternative Care Approaches: Honoring Authenticity and Vulnerable Expression

  • Sunday, January 15, 2023, 12-3 pm EST
  • Andres Acosta, Gina Ali, and Dandelion Hill

Building Communities to Meet Crisis: Resourcing our Relationships

  • Sunday, February 19, 2023, 12-3 pm EST
  • Allyson Inez Ford and Jason Sole

Paradigm Shifters: Transformative Programs Redefining Crisis Care

  • Sunday, March 12, 2023, 12-3 pm EST
  • Amanda Hill and Shanduke McPhatter

Creating a Crisis Toolkit: Reconciling Personal Values with Professional Ethics

  • Sunday, April 16, 2023, 12-3 pm EST
  • Asantewaa Boykin, Tami Gatta, and Jazmine Russell

Re-Orienting to Emergency: A Slower Urgency

  • Sunday, May 7, 2023, 12-3 pm EST
  • Cara Page and Susan Raffo

Embodied Wisdom: A Lived Experience Showcase

  • Sunday, June 4, 2023, 12-3 pm EST
  • Allilsa Fernandez, Chris Huff, Aislinn Pulley, and Jahmil Roberts

What You Get

Registration includes all eight 3-hour class sessions, each of which includes an optional 90-minute discussion group one week after the live class. You will also gain access to IDHA’s School for Transformative Mental Health on Mighty Networks (our virtual learning community where you’ll have the opportunity to engage with other students and your faculty).


IDHA is offering both full and partial scholarships for this series. Apply here by October 30!

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