Anchored in Our Roots: Decolonizing Self-Care for BIPOC School Mental Health Providers
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The authors invite BIPOC school mental health providers in Region 10 to come together in a virtual space for an ongoing community of learning and care.
If you are a BIPOC School Mental Health Provider who works in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington) and are interested in joining a virtual space for continued conversation and learning, please complete this interest form.
Dr. Thomas and Ms.Thabet-Chapin shared their journey in developing the Anchored in our Roots series and provided an overview of the content within it during the session on November 16th.
We have centered the needs, voices, and lived experiences of BIPOC School Mental Health providers through these conversations and materials. We welcome non-BIPOC providers to lean in, listen, and learn how to support our BIPOC colleagues.
During the session, the presenters will shared the resources from Anchored in our Roots that support the link between decolonizing self-care and the creation of a space focused on the practice of self-preservation. The presenters highlighted the importance of reclaiming and grounding BIPOC self-care practices in indigenous roots.
- Participants will explore a few tools to help decolonize self-care and wellness to positively impact their work, their relationships with other BIPOC families and clients
- Participants will also co-create specific approaches to their own journey to decolonize self-care by diving into their own indigenous practices.
About The Authors:
Katrice Thabet-Chapin, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP is a multi-racial educator who has served in the non-profit sector for over 27 years. She comes from four generations of educators who dedicated their life to educational social justice. Katrice has a strong theoretical background in child development and psychology; B.A. in Child Development, M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and Ed.S. in School Psychology. She works diligently to ensure that everyone who wishes to have a seat at the table has one, feels safe there, and can voice their opinions without retribution. As a practicing school psychologist, she has a special interest in researching and applying best practices in consultation, intervention, and assessment implementation when supporting students and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Katrice is an active member of Washington State Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologist, and is a member of OSPI’s School-Based Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention Subcommittee. When Katrice is away from the office she enjoys spending family time with her partner and four daughters.
Sabine Thomas, ND; is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and an educator. She has extensive background in nonprofit management, wellness, infant/early childhood mental health and user experience (UX) research. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Sociomedical Sciences and a Doctorate from Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine. She is an early childhood digital ethnographer and a self-care doctor. She is the co-owner of JSol Studios, a virtual wellness educational practice and lives in Tacoma, WA with her family.
Note: The resources and information presented are for educational purposes, and general awareness regarding the experiences of BIPOC mental health professionals within the educational community. As you process this information you may experience a need to explore more deeply how these concepts have impacted you in your personal and professional life. We encourage you to connect with and seek out additional support from a trusted health provider, confidant therapist, trusted community liaison, advocate, elder and/or spiritual guide. Please contact us at [email protected] for any questions.
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