Trauma & Distress Advocacy: Working with People of Color in Healthcare and Education Settings

Organization Staff and Volunteer Training

The Trauma & Distress Advocacy:Working With People of Color Training Program is a culturally competent, mental health basic education and awareness training program geared toward healthcare, education, law enforcement, and government professionals serving people of color. Staff and volunteers who complete Trauma & Distress Advocacy training will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY signs and symptoms of mental disorders especially racial trauma when working with people of color, including general mental health (GMH), serious mental illness (SMI) and/or serious emotional disturbance (SED); Identify organizational barriers to identification of racial trauma.
  • ASSESS persons with mental distress including racial trauma using a biopsychosocial -racial model and employ crisis de-escalation techniques and services; utilize measures to assess the clients' cultural background and unique experiences.
  • TRIAGE and refer individuals with mental distress including racial trauma to appropriate services, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED, as well as GMH and those in danger of hurting themselves or others or may be otherwise severely or gravely disabled; gain cultural sensitivity when referring to external resources.
  • SUPPORT individuals with mental distress including racial trauma using ongoing faith-integrated basic mental health support skills and other short and/or long-term intervention and prevention techniques to promote mental health;

Participants who complete course will receive certificate reflecting hours of learning.

Pricing reflects base price for groups of 25 or less. Accompanying manual is sold separately. For more information, send inquiry to: [email protected]


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Faith Solutions University
Faith Solutions University
Faith Solutions to Mental Health is a community mental health ministry organization whose mission is to spread healing and hope throughout the communities served. Faith Solutions to Mental Health enables transformation of communities in need through our ability to develop and implement sustainable mental health solutions. Through various training modalities, Faith Solutions to Mental Health is able to train, coach and develop organizations to better serve people experiencing trauma, mental illness, and other forms of distress.

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