Date: 5/13/2022, 11:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
Location: DISTANCE LEARNING
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Rituals are woven into every culture as a practice of gathering together, creating connection, healing, and
community. Rituals may seem “mystical” or nebulous, but rituals are simply bringing intention and
mindfulness to a thoughtful structure. Bringing elements of ritual that incorporate mindfulness, nature
connection, and creative expression can be a powerful tool you bring to both your individual interactions
with system-involved youth and foster youth in small group settings, and in person as well as virtual settings.
Especially in this context of the ongoing covid pandemic, ritual is a potent tool to increase self-awareness and
social connection to others. In this workshop you will learn some trauma informed strategies for creating a
safe and courageous container for ritual. You will also explore a number of trauma informed mindfulness
exercises and activities to include elements of ritual with the system involved youth you support.