Inclusion Institute for the Children's Service Fund (IICSF)

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** Children’s Service Fund 2017-2018 grant recipients are eligible to apply to be a part of this transformational experience.** 

Institute Overview

Supported by the Children’s Service Fund, this Inclusion Institute builds leadership for cultural competency, inclusion, and equity in the behavioral and mental health field, rooted in a common framework for understanding how social identities impact the work we do with our clients.  The IICSF builds trust among youth service providers, helping them to recognize the strengths they bring to this work and allows for the sharing of strategies so that we can increase our abilities to better serve all individuals, families, and communities needing services.


 

The IICSF includes two training components:

  • The Inclusion Institute begins with a 3-day Leadership Retreat, beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 7 and concluding at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 9.  The curriculum for this intensive learning opportunity is based on that of our Inclusion Institute for Healthcare, tailored for the unique dynamics facing those working in children’s mental and behavioral health.  

  • This Leadership Retreat is followed by two daylong follow-up Planning Workshops, focused on concrete skills and action planning to assist participants in translating what they have learned into continuous action and lasting change within their organization.

The Skills You Will Gain

The IICSF has been designed with the flexibility to benefit a wide variety of nonprofit service providers. Participants in the IICSF will:

  • Explore how identity and culture shape experiences in nonprofit services

  • Learn how identity and culture underlie situations that often go unnoticed in nonprofit service workplaces

  • Communicate with people from diverse identities and cultures about diversity and difference

  • Practice skills to identify when identity and culture influence situations and take action to positively impact client experiences

  • Become empowered to pursue an agenda of equity and inclusion throughout their organizations

Become Involved with the IICSF

Children’s Service Fund 2017-2018 grant recipients are eligible to apply to be a part of this transformational experience.  

For questions about the IICSF, please contact Dewitt Campbell (dewitt@nccjstl.org) 314-432-2525 Ext. 101.