for leaders

Healing-Centered Practices 

As staff and youth return to in-person programming, it is important to recognize the healing that is needed: not only to rebuild trust, safety and connection, but also to nurture and sustain the community as a whole through trauma-informed practices and healing-centered engagement.

This participatory asynchronous course will support you as a leader to create an environment that fosters holistic well-being and creates mutual systems of support for young people, staff and communities together. 
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Enroll now! Course launches in August 2021.

What's included here?

  • Self-guided course
  • Videos
  • Discussion board community
  • Handouts and links

Moving from Trauma to Healing

Recognizing the traumas that have arisen from the health pandemic as well as systemic racism, leaders will better understand trauma and trauma-informed practices that they can use to support themselves and staff.

Actionable Strategies

Walk away with strategies to create healing-centered spaces for yourself,  for staff and for youth to heal.  

You will get a healing framework with tools, practical skills and evidence-based strategies. 

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Marieke van Woerkom

Marieke van Woerkom has worked with young people and educators around the world for over two decades. She is passionate about building welcoming, student-centered, equitable spaces where staff and student dignity is honored. Her current work focuses on creating healing centered spaces. 

Marieke has worked in the field of cultural exchange, conflict transformation, social justice, racial equity, and human rights. When working with schools, her focus is on creating more equitable and inclusive teaching and learning environments, using social and emotional learning, restorative practices, and racial literacy. Marieke holds a double Masters in Cultural Anthropology and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, with a focus on social psychology and a specialization in group identity and intergroup relations.
Patrick Jones - Course author