support circle
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I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I’m changing the things I cannot accept.

– Angela Davis

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Support Circle Training

The Support Circle Model (an adaption of the Motherwoman Support Group Model©) supports vulnerable women and women/girls of color to promote and enhance their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The model creates an environment of support and personal empowerment, enhancing a woman’s capacity to advocate for herself and her family. This training will enhance capacity to lead thriving women’s support groups which can serve as a woman of color’s lifeline to emotional health, community connection and personal success across her lifespan.

  • Create safety for women to share their authentic experiences
  • Master group dynamics
  • Lead a culturally responsive support group that welcomes and supports women of color
  • Encourage each woman’s inherent strength and resilience
  • Motivate personal change by enhancing individual women’s self-empowerment

Affinity and Ally-ship Group Training

The Allyship Support Circle Model (adapted from the Motherwoman Support Group Model©) is designed to teach people to be a more thoughtful and effective ally/co-conspiratory.  This training creates an environment of support and personal empowerment to confront one’s own power and privilege and learn effective techniques for addressing racism.  This training will also enhance capacity to lead thriving allyship and affinity groups which can serve as space for anti-racism work.

  • Create safety for people to share their authentic experiences
  • Master group dynamics
  • Lead a culturally responsive group that anti-racism work

The Community-Based Participatory Support Model (CPSM)

The Community Based Participatory Support Model is based on Motherwoman’s successful Community-Based Perinatal Support Model CPSM©. This training is for service providers interested or already engaged in developing multi-disciplinary support coalitions or task forces in their communities in order to address the critical issues facing women and girls of color:

  • Overcome barriers to care for women of color
  • Develop local Resource and Referral Guides
  • Offer multi-agency professional trainings
  • Offer free, specialized Support Groups
  • Learn the sequence and best practices components of the CPSM