Trainings & Workshops for Mental Health
Wednesday June 24th @ 6pm (pst) Raising Anti-Racist Children: A Dialogue & Reflection for Latinx/Chicanx Families
Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand has worked with children and families for over 13 years. Leslie shares her medicine by offering coaching, workshops, support and advocacy for Latinx/Chicanx families locally, nationally and internationally via her organization Latinx Parenting.
Dr. Maricela Becerra is an assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture at CSU Channel Islands. Her research focuses on State violence, trauma, and memory in Latin America. Dr. Becerra specializes in contemporary Mexican social movements and social justice.
Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW, is the founder and director of Corazón Counseling. Her therapeutic work with families and birthing people incorporates traditional indigenous wisdom and evidence based psychotherapy techniques, bringing in a social justice framework into her healing practice.
Sunday June 28th @ 5pm (pst) Zines as Birth Stories: The Power of DIY Creations to Rite Our Cuentos
Brenda Montaño is a Xicana Califas native, DIY media maker, birth worker, educator and mama. She has always recognized the power of the written and spoken word and now, as a mother, has been enlightened by the magic of birth.
She runs the Zines With Sol Distro which carries zines all focused on liberation parenting and birth work, body autonomy and decolonial medicine.
Brenda is also the creator of the Zine Doula, a project meant to support folks in their own zine creations. Her work is grounded in Xicanisma, environmentalism and grassroots organizing. Outside of media making and birth work, Brenda loves spending time outside with her plantitas and ancestor trees, laughing with her community, and learning new, necessary, self sustaining skills in preparation for the revolution.
Perinatal Mental Health Course for Birth Workers
Host A Community Workshop
Our team members are available to speak and facilitate workshops for your next training, conference, and or staff meeting.
RITUAL AND CEREMONY FOR WOMEN
Rites of Passage such as menarche/puberty, marriage, and pregnancy/birth are sacred moments in a women’s life that deserve to be celebrated and honored in a special way. Let me help you bring ritual and ceremony to yours.
I gather the wisdom of my indigenous ancestral knowledge, the teachings of my grandmothers and traditional elders who have passed on these beautiful ceremonies, respectfully with their blessing I share these teachings in a good way.
Let’s create a beautiful rite of passage ritual for you or a loved one. We could work together and co-facilitate or I could plan and facilitate the ritual with your guidance. Contact me to further discuss the details.
Let us help you with...
- First Moon (girls coming of age)
- Bridal Blessing (preparation for marriage)
- Mother Blessing (preparation for motherhood)
- Moon Pause (preparation for menopause)