2018-2019 Trainings

Oakland Unite offers comprehensive training and technical assistance to its network of grantees for the 2018-2019 grant year.

Monthly Healing Circle for Oakland Unite Grantees & Staff

This is a monthly restorative circle series that Oakland Unite is holding for frontline staff to support your self-care. The last few circles were great—and we heard that you want more of these opportunities.  (Faculty: Carole McKindly Alvarez, Gabriel Kram, Nicole Lee, and Others)

Oakland Unite invites you to join us for a morning of community connection, peer support, and skill development to support your well-being, healing, and safety in this work.

June Circle - Dr. Carole McKindley-Alvarez
Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 10:00-12:00pm

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Orientation to Oakland Unite’s Standards of Practice: Life Coaching and Motivational Interviewing Skills

Oakland Unite has developed standards of practice for frontline staff to use a relationship-based approach when working with Oakland Unite clients.  Life Coaching and Motivational Interviewing skills support clients to take action towards what they value and hope for, and form the basis of the standards of practice.  This four-hour orientation will cover introductory client empowerment skills, including developing trusting relationships, understanding the stages of change, and developing client-centered goals. The training will be co-facilitated by Oakland Unite’s senior life coaching fellows along with Dr. Carole McKindley Alvarez and Leslie Brown.  Grantees are required to send two participants from their funded program; one should be a member of the frontline workforce.

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault and Exploitation: Oakland Unite serves clients who are victims and perpetrators of gender-based violence, including commercial and sexual exploitation and family violence. Survivors of sexual abuse, assault and exploitation experience lasting effects and need support to recover from the trauma of sexual violence. In this training participants will learn about victimology, how to recognize the impacts of victimization, and how to support survivors. Training coming in May/June!