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Building Cultural Competence to Serve the Whole Child and Family

Building Cultural Competence to Serve the Whole Child and Family

Building Cultural Competence to Serve the Whole Child and Family

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Irvine, CA

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Registration Fee: $150

Join us on Tuesday, September 17th in Irvine, CA for CIR's very special event, Building Cultural Competence to Serve the Whole Child and Family with presenters Dr. Joycelyn Wormley and Dr. Gimel Rogers. 


Join us this fall for an in-person training designed for mental health professionals, forensic interviewers, child welfare workers, prosecutors, medical personnel, and other professionals serving children and families at all levels of experience. Presenters will explore issues of ability, race, gender, religion, and other factors that may intersect in ways that create complexity in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse. Participants will learn strategies and skills relevant to serving children and families in a diverse setting.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to summarize four strength-based approaches that can enhance client engagement and outcomes.
  2. Participants will be able to identify three benefits of utilizing trauma-informed practices
  3. Participants will compare racial disproportionality data and identify two equitable practices to use in their workplace.
  4. Participants will describe the Family First Prevention Services Act and list two prevention focused practices.

About our Presenters
Reverend Dr. Gimel Rogers, Psy.D., Owner of F.I.R.E. Igniting Lives
Dr. Rogers, Psy.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She earned her doctorate from Pepperdine University and has provided trauma-focused care with clients from the Children of the Night Program, the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, FCI Terminal Island, and community programs serving survivors of intimate partner violence. She is an expert witness and assists clients who are involved in criminal, family, and civil cases involving a broad range of forensic issues. She is Faculty and the Associate Director of the Online MAP/MACLP Programs at Pepperdine University. Additionally, Dr. Rogers presently works with survivors who are recovering from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She utilizes an array of therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy. She has published in the areas of culture, coping, spirituality, and trauma.

Dr. Joycelyn Wormley, SAFE Center, Sacramento
Dr. Wormley is a forensic interview specialist, CPS social worker, and lecturer at California State University, Sacramento. She specializes in Child Welfare Services and has spent more than a decade working with children, youth and families in diverse communities.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Merced, a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) from the University Of Southern California (USC).


Continuing Education Credit:
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants may also apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 5 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $45. Certificates for CE Credits will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact Goretti at

This training is brought to you by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. With your support, CIR provides current, research-based training programs that ensure that children, families, and communities are served in a coordinated, holistic way, allowing professionals in the field to implement strategies to improve their practice.