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Training workshops can be certified by NASW-Wisconsin Chapter and satisfies continuing education requirements set by State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Participants practicing as licensed Counselors, Social Workers and Therapists will receive Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of each course.

 

Customized and/or organization-wide services are available upon request. Please call our office at (920) 903-1060 or email education@us2bhc.org.

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Ethics & Boundaries: When Culture Impacts Decision Making

This course examines how one’s culture impacts decision-making in various settings. Leaders are constantly faced with complicated and difficult decisions that can result in ambiguous outcomes; this is ethically and morally confusing. Understanding cultural concepts such as collectivism and individualism
enables leaders to bridge differences between themselves, their colleagues, and those they supervise. Participants will acquire a better understanding of ethical decision-making when cross-cultural conflicts occur, while also becoming aware of their own implicit biases and implications.

The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

The Minority Identity: A Conversation for BIPOC Folks

Step into a safe and empowering space with our training session to discuss our cultural identity and its intersectionality with other groups. Participants will be asked to reflect on difficult questions and concepts with willingness to learn and engage in open dialogue. We will look at historical events and ideas that have harmed our communities, and how we may have perpetuated the oppression without knowing. This program is designed to explore the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths of individuals from BIPOC communities, fostering a sense of connection and empowerment.

Multicultural Approaches to Trauma Informed Care

This training helps participants learn about trauma and implications of traumatic experiences on the brain science. Understanding these concepts and incorporating a new ‘multicultural trauma informed lens’ can reshape our interactions with minoritized communities. Knowing this approach helps participants advocate and implement new strategies in their professional settings.

The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

The White Identity: A Conversation For White People

In this course, we will examine sociological concepts of White fragility and White privilege while reflecting on our own reactions to these ideas. We will explore our own sense of comfort talking about race and ethnicity while developing the language and skills to work inclusively with people of non-dominant identities.

Participants will be asked to reflect on difficult questions and concepts with an openness to learning. We will look at historical events and ideas that have oppressed communities of color and furthered the dominance of White culture. We will be intentionally uncomfortable and learn to sit with that discomfort.

Putting A Name To Silent Suffering: Treating Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal mental health is a widespread issue, however, often overlooked and rarely discussed within the helping profession. The reality and experiences of new parents are disregarded with an expectation that having a baby is “the best time of your life,” so parents suffer in silence. Untreated perinatal mental health leads to psychiatric needs and shattered families; having generational impact. The purpose of this course is to draw attention to the relevance of perinatal mental health, recognize signs, symptoms and interventions, while, normalizing the matter.

The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This course examines common EDI concepts and theories and explores the basic universal ideas inherent to each. Think of this as a primer on EDI. Participants will be brought up to speed on these concepts and their importance in the work arena, while also evaluation their own diversity and how this shapes their worldview. Participants will acquire a better understanding of cultural competence and humility while considering the importance of it in their professional roles. Strategies for approaching processes and goals of inclusion will be generatively shared across the group.

The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

Direct Practice & Advocacy for Transgender Individuals

This course examines how to provide equitable assessments and interventions for transgender individuals. Many providers are uncertain on how to provide inclusive and ethical services to individuals with gender dysphoria. This training will explore the trans experience and transition journey while taking into account family and community perspectives. Participants will acquire a better understanding of how to work with transgender individuals and become a more inclusive and safer provider.

The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

Desperate Journeys: Asylum Seekers, Refugees & Immigrants

Desperate times call for desperate measures. This course offers a foundation of the migration process for asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. Participants will review legislation that impact resettlement while gaining insight on refugees’ experiences and psychological well-being.

Activities in the training are designed to assist providers in understanding the complexities related to migration while improving outcomes for this population through skills and integration.

Ethics & Boundaries: Considerations In Supervision With Minoritized Supervisees

Supervisors are responsible for several key factors in supervisees’ development and professional skills. Despite consultation and cultural competence being a standard for practitioners, supervisors are limited in how to provide adequate coaching and mentorship for supervisees from minoritized communities, thus exacerbating the power dynamics between supervisor and supervisee relationship.

This workshop will support supervisors with self-reflection and learn about culturally centered practices to improve the supervision process while reducing institutional harm. Cultural humility will be explored to address how personal identities show up in the workforce and how relevant sociocultural issues impact the supervisory space.

Allyship: Building Meaningful Relationships

This course examines the difference between an ally, bystander, a non-racist and anti-racist. Individuals will learn how to confront acts of discrimination to bridge differences and to become allies within the community. This course will also utilize the inclusive leadership continuum to help develop individuals on their journey to becoming allies.

The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

Addressing Family & Support Systems of Transgender Individuals for Helping Professionals

This course examines how to navigate and work with families and support systems of transgender individuals. Family and loved ones are often unsure how to support individuals during their transgender journey and transition. Understanding how to work with family member’s own transition period alongside the transgender individual is critical in providing inclusive and safe services that benefit the whole system.

Participants will acquire a better understanding of how to work with transgender individuals’ family and support systems while becoming an inclusive and safe provider by utilizing a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises and small group work.

Addressing Crisis Needs With Minoritized Youth

Minoritized youth are often overrepresented in youth justice systems and considered “delinquent” despite an emergent focus on trauma-informed care. Participants in this course will examine the disparities and ramifications of bias within systems, particularly the helping profession. Participants will also acquire a deeper understanding of their roles and how to improve service delivery methods for minoritized youth.

The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

*Now Booking for 2025* Culturally Responsive Leadership and Accountability

This course is designed to equip leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice culturally responsive leadership and foster accountability within their organizations. Participants will explore the principles of cultural responsiveness and learn how to integrate these principles into their leadership styles and organizational practices.

The course will cover strategies for creating inclusive environments, promoting diversity, and ensuring that all organizational policies and practices are equitable and respectful of cultural differences. By the end of the course, leaders will be prepared to champion cultural responsiveness and accountability, leading to improved organizational performance and enhanced community trust.

*Now Booking for 2025* Ethics & Boundaries: Practicing Self-Care in An Era of Moral Distress

In today's complex and demanding human services landscape, practitioners often find themselves navigating ethical dilemmas and encountering situations that can lead to moral distress. This training course is designed to equip professionals in the human services field with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to address these ethical challenges while prioritizing their own well-being.

The course will provide guidance on maintaining healthy boundaries in client interactions, organizational dynamics, and professional relationships. Participants will learn how to navigate ethical dilemmas with integrity and compassion, while safeguarding their own mental health. Course objectives will be established through a combination of interactive lectures, group discussions, and practical exercises.