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De-Escalation/Best Practices for Mental Health Scenarios
Training is limited to 50 attendees.

Training Description:
An introductory training for folks responding to various states of mental health, and the best ways of approaching and working with them. We will address definitions, de-escalation, calming strategies, and how to integrate knowledge and trauma informed practices into procedure.
Objectives include:
Understand definitions of ‘mental health’ and ‘disability’.
Understand de-escalation for different situations, including suicidal ideation, and how it relates to trauma informed care.

Trainer Bio:
Vo is a radical educator of 11 years in over 20 countries in inclusion, racial justice, intercultural communication, Trauma-Informed Care, De-escalation and Restorative Justice. They have trained staff and board members from over 300 organizations in OR and WA since immigrating to the US in 2014. Editor of an internationally renowned publication, speaker, curator, artist and musician who has exhibited and toured in Australia, Germany, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Croatia, Mexico, Finland, Denmark, New Zealand, Vietnam, Sweden, Malaysia, and the States. Local festival organizer. One of the festivals they curate is IntersectFest: A Festival For and By People Of Color – now in it’s sixth year. It has featured over 200 Black, Indigenous, and POC artists, including dancers, poets, filmmakers, curators, visual artists and more. It also creates space to discuss radical political approaches to community organizing and artistic practice. Their recently initiated career as a visual artist has seen them primarily work in textiles, embroidery, weaving, and furniture building. Their installations seek to interrogate power dynamics, structural oppression, challenge histories and realities of imperialism, white supremacy and colonization. They continue to explore support strategies and models of community care within a post-traumatic social landscape, focusing on the resilience of BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ and disabled communities.

Aug 24, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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