September 1, 2019 – We are ready for fall and kicking our fundraising project into high gear! We have 3.5 months to reach our goal of $10,000 and we are halfway there. Please consider donating and re-donating to this incredible project. Our operating budget is over $10,000 a year and this year we are growing and bringing excellent teachers to offer trainings that facilitate more awareness and build the skills needed to do this work.
About our Upcoming Training:
Secondary Trauma and Self-Care with Yuko Uchikawa (an amazing teacher!)
Sunday October 6th , 1 – 4pm at Sadhana in Hudson. $60
For caregivers and those who work with people impacted by trauma, addiction and incarceration, this interactive training will use restorative justice principals and process to create a supportive environment for our work. You will learn about secondary trauma and its exposure signs, and, through small and large discussions, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your work, not just individually, but also collectively as an organization. A series of somatic exercises will bring your attention to the mind/body connection. You will find ways to step into strategizing and deepening your self-care. For more information and to register, please visit this link.
Yuko Uchikawa, founder of OpenTalk, is a Restorative Practitioner, Mediator, Trainer, and Consultant. Using restorative practices, she supports individuals and organizations to prevent, manage, and transform conflicts. She provides trainings in Conflict Transformation for communities seeking to work through differences, improve communication, and understand the impact of racism. She trains organizations in Secondary Trauma, wellness, and self-care. She serves as a Restorative Justice Coordinator, Consultant and Trainer for New York City public high schools to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline stemming from disproportionate suspension rates for African American and Latinx youth.
Yuko holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in education and conflict resolution from Columbia University. She is a certified mediator with the New York State Unified Court System. She trained in mediation at the Center for Understanding in Conflict and Cardozo Law School and Restorative Justice with the Red Hook Community Justice Center, Kay Pranis, and Elizabeth Clemants.