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Trauma Informed Outreach Training (Cleveland, OH)
December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
This certification workshop, taught by Connection Coalition’s Jennifer Cousineau is for anyone who would like to provide outreach yoga, meditation and mindfulness programming in communities most affected by trauma, poverty and oppression.
This certification weekend will prepare you with the skills and approaches necessary to effectively connect with participants in a variety of settings (including your own home) who are directly impacted by trauma.
This course will cover:
– Intro to trauma
– Neuroscience of trauma & mindfulness
– How trauma affects the body
– Privilege & Access
– How to create authentic connection
– Appropriate touch
– Sequencing, lesson plans & practice teaching
Connection Coalition (aka CoCo) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2003 which offers yoga & meditation outreach programs throughout the country in schools, shelters, foster homes, rehabilitation centers, jails or through other non-profit organizations. As of 2019, CoCo has connected with over 20,000 youth and trained more than 4,000 volunteer teachers across the US!
CoCo is always seeking emerging leaders in existing and new markets who share our desire to collaborate with other youth organizations in order to bring access to yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Yoga teacher certification is NOT required to join our team for volunteer programming.
How you choose to translate the course content into purposeful action is entirely up to you. Some training participants are eager to get started with an outreach program in their local community. While others seek to gain additional mind-body resources which they can apply to their daily life as an educator, social worker, counselor, parent, etc.
More Questions? Email CoCo’s Trainings Manager, Jennifer Cruz Sloan at Jen@TheConnectionCoalition.org
December 6-8, 2019
Friday – 6-9p
Sat – 11:30a – 6:30p
Sun – 11:30a – 5:30p
2337 W 11th St #2 Cleveland, OH 44113
Early bird rate of $329 until November 6th and $349 after
*Discounted rate of $299 offered to school teachers, counselors, nonprofit staff & college students. Must present valid ID or proof of school/organization email address.
Training Facilitator: Jennifer Cousineau
Based in Lansing Michigan Jennifer has 10 years’ experience working with Homeless and Runaway Youth. She works full time managing a 14 bed shelter in Lansing MI, and also teaches yoga in the area at studios and with other organizations.
Jen pulls from her decade of experience working with at risk teens to lead the CoCo volunteer certification training, facilitating discussions on engagement strategies with youth, the impact of trauma on behavior, and how to structure classes with diverse populations.