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When We White Helpers Help POC: Mixing Good Intentions and White Privilege

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Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC,

The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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“When We White Helping Professionals Work with People of Color: Mixing Good Intentions, Good Practices and White Privilege.” Friday, December 1, 2017 1-4pm.

Daily in the White House...recently in Charlottesville...right here in the Twin Cities with the killings by police...With the increase of fear, anger, and hopelessness and Oppression Fatigue that so many minorities of all types are experiencing, many white socially conscious and caring helping professionals are wondering how to best support their clients who are People of Color. Additionally, we white people have our own concerns and reactions to what these times are like for us, personally and professionally.

The workshop is aimed at white helping professionals. It will overtly addresses the race dynamics for us non-People of Color when we are the helping professional working with a Person of Color.

So much of this stuff we don’t talk about or we don’t know how to talk about it or we are afraid to talk about it because we don’t want to show our racism or to "appear racist".

This workshop is an opportunity for white socially conscious mental health, medical and social service providers, and other related helpers, to join together to create a supportive, informative, non-judgmental, confidential and frank space to:

-talk openly about race and our whiteness

-identify common race dynamic questions, worries, and issues that we may have, situations we have come across, and the mistakes that we white helpers often make when helping people of color

-discuss our white privilege, our overt and covert racism, and common approaches, stereotypes and judgements that white well intentioned people/professionals often have when working with People of Color

We will also review information from people of color about their experiences with white helping professionals and what they would want / need instead.

Registration: Space is limited. You must be registered through this Eventbrite site to attend and to hold your spot.
Three tier fee: $80/person, $60/person or $40/person. Can do 50% down now with balance due at door
Two ways to pay:
(1) Register & pay at this Eventbrite site. (Eventbrite will add on their fees.)
(2) To avoid the Eventbrite fees, contact Irene for the Eventbrite registration coupon code. Then, to hold your spot, you will need to send a check for full payment directly to Irene.
(3) If you need an adjusted fee, contact Irene to make alternate payment arrangements. A deposit is still required to hold your spot.

CEU forms to submit to your boards for CEUs will be available. (Typically 2.5 to 3 CEUs have been granted. Check with your board to confirm your board's particular requirements for acceptance, CEU allotment for workshop hours provided, etc.)

(More dates will be scheduled. This workshop is available as a staff and volunteer training. I will customize it to your workplace and the nature of the services you provide.)

General points about the workshop content and format:

1. This workshop is founded on the premises that racism exists, that all white people gain privilege from the systems of white supremacy, and that white people have an obligation and responsibility to understand and own the ways that we are racist and to actively work for racial justice. It is especially helpful if participants already have some understanding of their own privilege or are open to learning more about it. People who can join in these premises are welcome to attend.

2. In this workshop, our diversity, in all of its forms, is nurtured, valued and celebrated; including, though not limited, to sexual, affectional, gender, spiritual, racial, class, age, educational, employment, size, ability and familial diversity.

3. This workshop will incorporate lecture, group discussion, personal reflection time, and (optional) personal sharing. Folders with hand-outs, worksheets and a bibliography, as well as healthy snacks, water, tea and coffee, will be provided. We will take two short breaks.

Facilitated by: Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Trainining LLC

Irene has 29+ years as a therapist, wellness and relationship coach, community organizer, and educator. She is the Chair of the MN LGBTQ+ Therapists Network, a trainer in compassion fatigue, resilience, oppression fatigue and white privilege, and is a past member of the steering committee for MN Women in Psychology.

More Workshops & Groups Offered by Irene: www.irenegreene.com

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Professional Trainings:
"Burnout, Stress & Compassion & Oppression Fatigue: Self-Care and Wellness for LGBTQ2S+ Helping Professionals" Saturday, 8/26/17, 830am-1230pm: Workshops for LGBTQ2S+ helping professionals to explore the concepts of burnout, vicarious trauma, secondary victimization, oppression fatigue and compassion fatigue. Learn sustainable self-care and wellness strategies for professional and personal self-care. 3.5-4 CEUs

"Addressing Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care & Wellness for Mental Health and Social Service Professionals." Two workshops: Friday, 10/6/2017 830am-1230pm; Workshopsfor socially conscious helping professionals to explore the concepts of burnout, vicarious trauma, secondary victimization, oppression fatigue and compassion fatigue. Learn sustainable self-care and wellness strategies for professional and personal self-care. 3.5-4 CEUs


Community Workshops:
"Political Trauma Stress & Radical Self-Care: Turn Anxiety and Fear into Resiliency and Resistance" for LGBTQ2S+ Folks and Allies. 9/23/17 at 9am-1230pm (SOLD OUT) AND Tuesday., 12/5 at 6-930pm. $25. Come together with like-minded folks to safely share the various reactions to the current social-political climate. Understand the psycho-physical impacts that stress, trauma and oppression fatigue have on our minds, bodies and emotions and our personal relationships. Share and learn how to more effectively manage the stress. Learn 14 free concrete self-care and wellness strategies. No one turned away for inability to pay.

LGBTQ+ & Allies Relationship Workshops:
"LGBTQ+ & Allies Relationship Workshop: Balancing the Needs of You, Me and Us" 10/28/17; 9-430pm contact irene@irenegreene.com

"LGBTQ2S+ & Allies Hurting & Healing: Relationship Survivor Workshop: Being Strong Together When One or Both (or More) Partners is a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse or Trauma" Saturday, 11/18/17, 830-1230pm

"LGBTQ2S+ & Allies Relationship with Kids Workshop: Balancing Everyone’s Needs" Sat., 1/13/18: Sat., from 830-1230pm. Open to adults within all kinds of interpersonal relationships and family compositions. Address co-parenting, blended families, parenting with an "ex" in the picture, being the non-biological parent, fostering, adopting, polyamory. Explore how being a parent impacts the adult relationship(s) and come up with sustainable ways to foster healthy connection and open communication.

14 week SUPPORT GROUPS offered by Irene 2-3 times/year.
"General Issues Support Group" Mondays, 4-515pm
"Sexual Abuse Healing & Support Group for Women," Wednesdays, 430-545pm
"Psycho-Educational Wellness Support Group for Professionals in the Mental Health, Non-Profit or Social Justice Fields," Tuesdays, 830am-945am
$50/session. Some sliding fee slots.
Contact me for more info and to get on the waiting list for the next groups
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Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC,

The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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