Increase your Advocacy Skills
Learn how to help while empowering, encouraging, and expanding capacity
On-demand learning made for you!
Registration is $57/person
Topics Covered by The Advocacy Skills Workshop
Keeping a Strengths-Based Lenses
A strength-based approach creates opportunity for people to see themselves at their best in order to see their own value. This reflects inherent wisdom and encourages continued growth and self-advocacy for the future as people are able to focus on their strengths rather than their negative characteristics.
Increasing Your Cultural Competencies
By better understanding the cultural and historical framework of the person you are supporting, you will help draw connections to healthy support systems within that individual's context. This honors and values their experience and meets their specific needs instead of applying a uniform approach that is limited in perspective and wisdom.
Growing Your CSEC Awareness
The very real and present danger of the commercial and sexual exploitation is an important topic for advocates to increase their awareness. Learning how to increase self-agency and self-efficacy in a healthy peer relationship creates buffering supports that help establish sense of self and boundary setting, which decreases the potential for human trafficking.
Using Trauma-Informed Advocacy Techniques
Some traditional models of human support use a top-down method, telling a person what they should do instead of valuing their internal wisdom. Trauma-informed advocacy techniques apply unconditional positive regard for the individual and create the felt safety required to reveal the next best steps.
6-hour training via Zoom
9AM - 3:30PM
(30 minute lunch break)
Will be recorded for
in the future
Registration is $115/person
Includes 2 months of the TraumaWise Connect Membership ($50 value)
How to provide support that develops strengths
Trauma-informed advocacy techniques
The value of witness and with-ness when participating in meetings with your caregiver/client
Steps for increasing your communication skills, including active listening and effective communication with others
Specific tools for creating your emotional self-care plan to ensure sustainability in your advocacy
About the Advocate Program
The goal of the TraumaWise® Advocate Program is to provide individualized practical application experiences to families and caregivers so that they can develop greater capacity for implementing trauma-informed and TBRI®-based practices in their homes or other contexts. The program will accomplish this through the equipping and development of TraumaWise® Advocates – community members who have are ready to provide practical coaching, support, and advocacy.
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