WE’RE DIVINE consulting supports organizations and individuals with meeting and expanding their commitment to understanding and navigating differences. We create supportive spaces that requires all to increase their capacity to “hold space” for difficult conversations and develop a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives and practices; this creates mutual responsibility for growth and development. Participants are asked to sit in discomfort and lean into the unknown areas of discussion and content that are often avoided. Our model is designed to increase the reflective capacity of professionals; consider the impact of racism, racial trauma, microaggressions and other biases on members of marginalized and historically oppressed communities.
We go beyond the standard Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion approaches to combating racial justice and effective ally ship. That is the out-of-date ineffective and insensitive approach that expects marginalized representatives to contain their emotional response and create a sense of safety for white fragility in support of those holding the privilege and power.
Proactive and eliminating the Reactive. We offer a structured tailored approach that provide opportunities for all levels of staffing (Board, leadership, direct staff, volunteers) to participate in shared activities and reflective experiences.
We envision organizational culture that celebrate authentic characteristics; evaluates policies and practices that are polarizing and eliminate occurrences of implicit biases and cultural misinterpretations.
Our goal is growth, so belief systems will be challenged.
We are certified and trained in Dr. Mitchell Hammer's Intercultural Development Model (IDI) and Intercultural Conflict Style assessment. We integrated Dr. Milton Bennet’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity; Michelle Le Baron Bridging Cultural Conflicts; Dr. Joy De Gruy Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in addition to countless scholars and community experts in the racial justice field
Children across the country are asking questions, watching their families and communities grieve, and trying to make sense of the world. Many parents struggle to find the words to talk to their children about race, racism, protesting, and police violence. Caregivers feel ill-prepared and may find it difficult to process their own emotional trauma. Caregivers may also believe children are too young to talk about race and racism.
Supporting Children and their Families Series
Where do we start? Undoing the “isms” one family at a time. Many caregivers struggle to find the words to talk to children about race, racism, and police violence. Caregivers may feel ill-prepared and find it difficult to process their own emotional response. They may believe children are too young to talk about race and racism. Nonetheless, children are observant and need support from their caregivers to makes sense of the world. This session will provide tools and talking points to support all parents/caregivers with understanding the impact of racism, racial biases, and privilege.