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Culturally Inclusive Service Delivery for Victims of Color

This is a FREE training event. 


Salinas, CA (Tuesday, September 25, 2018)

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018

Coronado, CA (Tuesday, October 9, 2018)

Start: 9:00 am
End:  4:00 pm

If no event address is listed, it will be provided in the confirmation materials.

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Course Overview 
In striving to provide culturally inclusive services, it is crucial that helping professionals be willing to examine the cultural lenses through which they view the world. While this is important no matter the race/ethnicity of the person being served, it is particularly important when working with people of color due to the nuances of cultural trauma that this population experiences on a daily basis. Utilizing a transformational learning lens, the goal of this workshop is to provide participants with an experiential and safe environment in which to develop the foundation needed to provide culturally inclusive services. This will be done through introducing participants to a model designed to visually expand the way that one views themselves, others, and the systems in which they work. Multiple modalities will be used to teach this workshop including lecture, experiential exercises, and small group work.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List each aspect of their cultural identity as it relates to the acronym ADDRESSING
  • Describe the micro, mezzo, and macro layers involved when providing culturally inclusive services
  • Demonstrate how to have culturally related conversations across differences
  • Apply five techniques that can be used when building relationships with people of color

Taquelia Washington has over 15 years of experience working as a School Social Worker. She holds a license in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC). Her passion is working with at risk and "hard to reach" adolescents. In addition to her direct practice work with her clients, Ms. Washington also provides supervision to graduate level interns and facilitates workshops throughout California geared toward those in the mental health field. She has also taught as adjunct faculty at several universities across the Bay Area. Taquelia Washington is an engaging and dynamic speaker who brings all of herself to her individual work with youth as well as her teaching endeavors. She utilizes her professional and personal experiences in life as a tool in her teaching. Taquelia strives to create a safe space for her students to focus on their own healing, self growth, and empowerment.


  • 8:30am – 9:00am / Check-in and Registration
  • 9:00am – 9:45am / Workshop Overview & Context/Background
  • 9:45am – 10:30am / Experiential Icebreaker
  • 10:30am – 10:40am / Break
  • 10:40am – 11:15am / Overview of Framework
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm / Presentation of Framework and Small Group Discussions
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 2:40pm / Small Group Discussions (cont'd)
  • 2:40pm – 2:50pm / Break
  • 2:50pm – 3:45pm / Application of Skills
  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm / Q&A and Wrap-Up

This training is FREE OF CHARGE. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and all meal expenses. Lunch is NOT provided.

Travel Scholarships Available
The Serving California's DIVERSITY Training Project is pleased to offer a limited number of travel scholarships in the form of reimbursement to victim service agencies that attend our in-person training events.  Those interested can complete an application and scholarships will be awarded based on need. Accepted applicants will be reimbursed following the training with submission of signed claim and required receipts. For a travel scholarship application, please contact Tiffany Anderson at

Continuing Education
If you are interested in Continuing Education please apply and pay for credit at the training. Cash, card, and check payments (payable to 'CIR').

  • Course meets qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, $45, Provider #128510. The Center for Innovation and Resource, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) at the event. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

For more information, questions, or grievances, please contact Tiffany Anderson at or 805-876-0291.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should also contact Tiffany Anderson. Requests must be received by September 14, 2018.

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