Inclusion Institute for the St. Louis County Children's Service Fund (IICSF)

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** St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund 2018-2019 Core agencies are eligible to apply to be a part of this transformational experience.** 

Institute Overview

Supported by the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, this Inclusion Institute builds leadership for cultural competency, inclusion, and equity in the behavioral 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 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 recognize when identity and culture influence situations and take action to positively impact client experiences

  • Become empowered to pursue a culture of equity and inclusion throughout their organizations

To Register for the IICSF

St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund 2018-2019 Core agencies that have been pre-approved by CSF personnel may Register for the Inclusion Institute here.  

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