Creating Safe Space for Difficult Discussions: An Introduction to Engaging in Conversations on Race and Equity

Creating a safe learning environment is essential in facilitating growth. Adding the challenge of facilitating conversations around race, privilege, and oppression can create fear and anxiety in even the most seasoned facilitator.  
Please join Youth in Focus for this introductory webinar examining the concept of equity and creating strategies to incorporate equity into training facilitation.
Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a coherent case for the need for equitable and culturally sensitive facilitation.
  • Introduce training attendees to the concepts of the cycle of socialization, cultural imperialism, diversity, equity, and decentering.
  • Provide training attendees opportunity to discuss and dialogue about their needs as facilitators of equity content.
  • Provide training attendees with resources on engaging in difficult conversations around race, equity, and inclusion.List Item 4
CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Cultural and Human Diversity
Youth Thrive U, Youth & Families Thrive trainers, and Academy Trainer Community members attend free of charge using their discount coupon codes when registering.
ACYCP Members (membership subject to verification): $25 
Please contact Michael Mitchell or the CYC Office to get the ACYCP discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.
 1.5 Class Hour 

Creating Safe Space for Difficult Discussions: An Introduction to Engaging in Conversations on Race and Equity

Live 1.5 Hour Virtual Training
April 26, 2021
11:00 Pacific, 1:00 Central, 2:00 Eastern
Creating a safe learning environment is essential in facilitating growth. Adding the challenge of facilitating conversations around race, privilege, and oppression can create fear and anxiety in even the most seasoned facilitator.  
Please join Youth in Focus for this introductory webinar examining the concept of equity and creating strategies to incorporate equity into training facilitation.
Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a coherent case for the need for equitable and culturally sensitive facilitation.
  • Introduce training attendees to the concepts of the cycle of socialization, cultural imperialism, diversity, equity, and decentering.
  • Provide training attendees opportunity to discuss and dialogue about their needs as facilitators of equity content.
  • Provide training attendees with resources on engaging in difficult conversations around race, equity, and inclusion.List Item 4
CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Cultural and Human Diversity
Youth Thrive U, Youth & Families Thrive trainers, and Academy Trainer Community members attend free of charge using their discount coupon codes when registering.
ACYCP Members (membership subject to verification): $25 
Please contact Michael Mitchell or the CYC Office to get the ACYCP discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.
 1.5 Class Hour 

Created by

Kim Frierson, DSW, CYC-P

Kim earned her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Tulane University and is a certified Child and Youth Care practitioner with over 15 years experience in youth services.  Frierson has worked with youth and families in multiple settings, including classrooms, shelters, and community organizations.  This included offering services in family mediation, case management, training, education, and staff support. 
Her passion lies in ‘helping helpers,’ a role she was honored to fill at National Safe Place Network for eight years. Dr. Frierson has traveled across the country as a trainer of policy makers and practitioners in a range of topics, including advocacy, ethics, cultural practice considerations, and trauma-informed care. 
Frierson’s primary areas of interest include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), reproductive health, training and implementation, and self-care & community care.