Personal Development

Changing the Way We Relate

to Children for a Brighter Future

This workshop is designed to support you in cultivating awareness and intentionality in your approach to teaching, guiding, or servicing Black and Brown students and families. The systems we were born and socialized into – like white supremacy, anti-blackness, cis hetero patriarchy, and capitalism have influenced and shaped our approach to academic curriculum, education code policy and procedures, mental health practices and behavioral strategies. These systems were designed to disregard the humanity and dignity of ourselves and others. While these systems are socially constructed, the suffering they cause is real. The relational, psychological, emotional, financial, and cultural impact is detrimental to the well-being our Black and Brown communities. Without acknowledging and addressing how our conditioning of hierarchy and oppression influences the way we relate to one another, we will continue to perpetuate systems of oppression and negatively impact the future of our Black and Brown children. We have the power to create the cultural change that we long for.

In this introductory workshop you will:

  • Learn how systemic oppression influences your approach to teaching, guiding, and servicing Black and Brown students and families through a relational lens.
  • Learn how to support the innate sovereignty, resiliency, and brilliance of your Black and Brown students and families.
  • Explore self-care approaches that support you on your journey.
  • Explore how responsibility, accountability, and relational repair may look like with your clients/students and families.
  • Use your power/will to create the change you want to see in the world, school, organization, and/or classroom.

What to Expect:

  • Live presentation on changing the way we relate to children for a brighter future.
  • Self-care breaks, which includes short breathwork and movement sessions.
  • Reflection questions and discussion throughout and after the presentation
  • References and Resources
  • Recording available.


This workshop is for you if you are a:

Mental health professional.

Service provider (e.g., social worker, counselor, school psychologist, etc).

An educator (e.g, teacher, paraprofessionals, tutor).

Administrator (e.g., principal, assistant principal, program specialist).

Parent or Guardian.

Person or organization working with Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color (BIPOC).

Person who identifies as BIPOC and are interested in supporting yourself as you navigate oppressive systems.


Workshop details:


Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Time: 1:00-3:30pm (PST)

Location: Virtual Workshop (Zoom link will be sent via email).