Creating Safer Spaces for Clients and Students Who Are at the Intersections of Multiple Marginalized Identities
About this Episode: Internationally renowned clinician, educator, and activist Deborah Headley, MSW chats with Dr. Aaron Smith about how clinicians and educators can create safer spaces for clients and students who are at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities. Deborah shares her three-phase process for facilitating a trauma-informed, safe space to resolve conflicts. These include prevention, intervention, and resolution/evaluation:
Prevention: set the tone (framework, my background, experience, teaching style, lens); create agreements including me (my power), gatekeeping
Intervention: review course syllabus and make connections (walk through)
Resolution & Evaluation: critical analysis (belief, opinion vs information & knowledge) ▪ accommodations – all of you is welcome in the classroom; deconstructing the hidden curriculum; secondary & tertiary learning
Interested in our continuing education programs? Click here to see our upcoming live webinars, workshops, and more.