Fwd: [dramatherapylistserv] Seeking Trainers/Facilitators for Police/Community Trauma Program

Rebecca Walters hvpi at hvpi.net
Wed Mar 20 19:05:19 PDT 2019

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Subject: [dramatherapylistserv] Seeking Trainers/Facilitators for
Police/Community Trauma Program
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*Seeking Trainers/Facilitators for Police/Community Trauma Program *
*Piper Anderson*

*Equal Justice USA (EJUSA)* is a national organization working to transform
the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of
trauma. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, public health, and
racial justice to elevate healing and safety over retribution, advance
racial equity, and meet the needs of survivors. Our programs work to end
the death penalty, limit and transform policing, expand community-based
healing and violence prevention programs in impacted communities, and
change the national narrative on violence and accountability.

We are looking for highly skilled, healing-centered facilitators to lead
our flagship trainings, From Trauma to Trust: Police/Community
Collaborative Training, in various cities across the United States. Trauma
to Trust is an innovative, 16-hour experience that brings together
community residents (survivors, formerly incarcerated, community activists,
etc.) and police officers to build mutual understanding of the links
between unaddressed trauma (acute, chronic and complex) and justice system
involvement, the impact of trauma on communities of color, and the impact
of PTSD on officer use of force. Community members and police officers
learn and speak openly about their own trauma, the trauma they see around
them, and the historical link between the justice system, the history of
policing, and racism. This dialogue allows everyone to see the impact of
trauma on all sides, talk through persistent obstacles to trust, and
collectively develop solutions for trauma-informed practices and policies
that decrease harm and violence. Following the trainings, EJUSA organizers
work with participants to engage in advocacy for systems change.

For more information on the trainings, see this 6-minute video produced by
The Grio

*Position Overview*

Trauma to Trust Facilitators work in teams of two on a contract basis to
lead our 16-hour trainings with community residents and police officers.
Trainers use trauma-informed, restorative facilitation practices grounded
in racial equity to lead dialogue, manage conflict and tension, build
empathy, and increase knowledge of individual, community-level, and
historical trauma, particularly in communities of color. The trainings are
held over two days (8 hours per day), with a week break in between each
session. Facilitators also provide feedback from their sessions to EJUSA to
inform ongoing curriculum and program development, evaluation, and data

Facilitators will be invited to participate in a rigorous Train-the-Trainer
process (details below). Following the Train-the-Trainer, selected
Facilitators will work with EJUSA to set a schedule for training dates and
locations. Trainings in 2020 are expected to take place in the northeast,
the southeast, and the west cost.

*Selection Process, Train-the-Trainer, and Ongoing Time Commitment*

   1. After an initial interview, selected candidates will be invited to #2.
   2. Participation in a full 16-hour cohort in Newark, NJ - either May 6
   and May 13 OR May 9 and May 16 (2 full days).
   3. Debrief/follow-up interview with EJUSA after cohort participation.
   Selected candidates will be invited to #4.
   4. Trauma-to-Trust Train-the-Trainer in Newark, NJ from June 5-7 (3 full
   days). Selected candidates will be invited to #5.
   5. Co-facilitate one Trauma to Trust cohort in Fall 2019, under
   observation, alongside our Project Director and Lead Facilitator.
   6. Selected Facilitators will become EJUSA Trauma to Trust trainers and
   can begin leading cohorts in late 2019 or early 2020.
   7. Trauma to Trust 2020 kick-off conference call in January 2020.
   8. Periodic Facilitator conference calls (schedule TBD by Director of
   Training and Capacity Building).
   9. We request that all Facilitators are available for a minimum of four
   cohorts per year and a maximum of two cohorts per month, however exact
   quantity, schedule, and locations will be determined with EJUSA on a
   case-by-case basis.


   - Co-lead facilitation of Trauma to Trust training with police and
   community members in cities across the country.
   - Complete debriefing form after each cohort session to provide EJUSA
   feedback on the session.
   - Participate in periodic Facilitator calls with EJUSA.
   - Work with EJUSA's training team to provide feedback and authentic
   input for further improvement of the curriculum and program.

*Key competencies*

   - Advanced skills in facilitation, holding space amidst complex group
   dynamics and discussions, and managing/facilitating through conflict and
   - Understanding of trauma and trauma-informed practices and ability to
   absorb and retain training curriculum with factual content on trauma
   - Understanding of structural racism and historical trauma of
   marginalized communities
   - Ability and comfort identifying and navigating race and discussions
   about racial justice issues in multi-racial groups
   - Ability to maintain composure and empathy in healing spaces

*Additional Qualifications and Experience*

   - Significant experience in facilitating groups, especially historically
   opposed groups and/or groups with significantly contentious dynamics (ex.
   police and Black community; those who have harmed and those who have been
   harmed; immigrant and anti-immigrant communities).
   - Experience in implementing conflict mediation, restorative practices,
   trauma-informed approaches, experiential learning rooted in group process,
   racial equity training, and/or related experiences
   - Understanding of social justice and commitment to the mission and
   values of EJUSA, including a commitment to racial equity
   - Professional demeanor by being punctual, consistent, reliable and
   - Ability to travel (each cohort requires two trips, one week apart)


Lead Facilitators: Flat rate of $2,500-$3,000/cohort, plus travel expenses;
periodic Facilitator conference calls scheduled outside of cohorts will be
paid $125/hr.

Co-Facilitators: Flat rate of $2,000/cohort, plus travel expenses.
Facilitator conference calls scheduled outside of cohorts will be paid

Prospective Facilitators: EJUSA will cover all travel costs during the
Train-the-Trainer process, as well as a stipend of $100/day for the
Train-the-Trainer and observed co-facilitation sessions.

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references in pdf format only here
visit http://ejusa.org/jobs
>From the job post, click the green "I'm interested" button to upload your
materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

*Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019*
Victoria Tucci
*pronouns in use: She/Her*
victoriatucci.com <http://victoriatucci.weebly.com/>

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