What CHUM Provides
The Berkeley Center for Cultural Humility (CHUM), based at the University of California Berkeley, provides six innovative, immersive, and culturally responsive trainings virtually and in-person to audiences around the world. These trainings are specifically tailored to people involved in the education, healthcare, social services, nonprofit, policy, and business sectors and to the general public, trying to fulfill our mission to create well-rounded, inclusive affirmation and engagement paradigms. To ensure that we have a tight focus on each trainee, our training sessions are kept small and individualized to the specific thematic interests of the trainees.
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CHUM’s Cultural Humility Training is an immersive two-day training focusing on providing participants with the knowledge and tools/techniques needed to generate and sustain meaningful relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds in practice/professional workspaces, as well as in “mundane” everyday interactions. We provide both the conceptual and theoretical basis for cultural humility (as well as its offshoots, cultural competence and cultural sensitivity) and experiential training through guided introspection, group activities, and simulations.
CHUM’s Anti-Racism Training, split over two days, is geared at individuals who are interested in learning about the roots of racism and racist ideologies and building techniques to combat it. Rather than taking a grand, judgy “academic” view, this training focuses on the practical foundations and manifestations of racism and its real-world implications, while also considering how racism interacts with other forms of identity-related disenfranchisement (sexism, homophobia, ableism, etc.). In addition to these dynamics, this training focuses heavily on teaching trainees everyday approaches to eliminating racist philosophies and behaviors in their professional spaces as well as in their personal worlds.
Trauma-informed care speaks to not just us trying to “meet people where they are at” (an empty platitude), but actively registering and then adapting our approaches to people’s unique psychological needs. Our two-day Trauma-Informed Care Training, shaped around social work pedagogy, centers on the central dimensions of trauma-informed care, including recognition, affirmation, and adjustment. As a crucial secondary focus, our training also discusses and provides strategies for addressing “secondary traumatic stress”, or vicarious stress, the trauma that practitioners experience by virtue of working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
Restorative justice, which emerged through critical legal and education theory as an alternative to our world’s highly punitive ways of dealing with conflict, is an evidence-based approach to conflict mitigation and resolution. CHUM’s two-day Restorative Justice Training focuses on the core dimensions of restorative justice, namely a focus on identifying harms, causes, and paths for mutual healing, in an effort to provide trainees with the means of mediating conflicts, including those that occur due to cultural differences. The training also delves into the construction of restorative justice spaces that are inclusive of powerful indigenous-inspired modalities such as Peace Rooms and talking circles.
Our two-day Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) training focuses on instilling the core aspects of equitable, CBPR, including 1.) Designing an Inclusive and Impactful Research Project; 2.) Creating Rigorous and Purposeful Surveys, Interviews, and Focus Groups; 3.) Ethically and Collaboratively Collecting Data; 4) Measuring Program Success; and 5.) Disseminating Results to Community and Professional Stakeholders. Upon completion of this training, individuals will have the practical knowledge and skills to conduct meaningful, equitable, methodologically robust, and action-oriented research that is IRB and HIPAA-compliant.
Our Citizen Science program focuses on helping community members develop and leverage the skills necessary to identify and address hazards in their community, particularly as it relates to monitoring one’s personal, family, and neighborhood health. Importantly, our citizen scientists also learn how to engage in scientific reporting and social advocacy and activism to create accountability among institutional stakeholders (e.g., government officials, healthcare providers, etc.). This free training is exclusively for members of the general public.