Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition (DCHYC)
Community members and Partners,
The Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition (DCHYC) is excited to announce our upcoming webinar! On the evening of May 5th 2021, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Registration link
How To Have Hard Conversations and Create Inclusive Communities.
How do we make an inclusive community where everyone feels a sense of belonging? How can we have honest conversations about discrimination, bias and bigotry that brings us closer as a community? How do we integrate the principles of dignity with members of our community, as well as further anti-discrimination work? While this topic for many can be uncomfortable, it is efforts like these that build our capacity to be a place of dignity for all. This is a solution focused learning opportunity and is not geared toward shaming dominant cultures or races.
Increased knowledge and skills to support school and community’s efforts to promote diversity and equity by covering the following topics:
– Bridge understanding about forms of discrimination/bias so that various community constituents feel heard and acknowledged
– Support anti-discrimination and inclusivity in all expressions of sexual orientation
– Facilitate conversations by defining the difference between a curious question that brings people of different experiences and opinions together, rather than a question that reinforces bias and alienation between individuals in our community
– Develop parents’ and other trusted adults’ skills to contribute to a culture of dignity in schools and the community
We intend to provide ongoing learning opportunities like this one over the coming months and years that focus on building the knowledge, skills and abilities of our families, trusted adults and our youth.
We will be working collaboratively with our members and organizational stakeholders; Tri-County Health Department, Mental Health professionals, Douglas County School District Health Wellness and Prevention (HWP) and Counseling department teams, Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, Faith community and countless others to deliver valuable ongoing learning opportunities that focus on health and well-being topics.
If you would like to learn more, follow us on Twitter@DougCoPrevent, Instagram @DCHYC, Facebook or sign up to receive our monthly newsletter through our website: dchyc.org