Black Play Therapy

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Welcome to the Black Play Therapy Foundation!

Our services go beyond traditional cultural competence training. Through the powerful benefits of play, we focus on fostering a culture of humility, empathy, understanding, and responsiveness. We set the stage so that your organization not only recognizes diversity but also actively engages in inclusive practices that promote belonging and equity.

We’re here to support your agency or organization in fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, humility, empathy, understanding, and responsiveness. Our comprehensive services offer an end-to-end solution for managing and delivering private training and consultation tailored to meet your specific diversity and inclusion goals and objectives.

Our innovative and thought-provoking training programs are available online and in-house, providing flexibility and accessibility for your teams. Whether you prefer online workshops or onsite sessions at a location of your choice, we’re here to accommodate your needs. We are excited to share the range of services we offer to agencies and organizations seeking to enhance their diversity and inclusion efforts.

Here's how we can support you:

Turnkey Workshops

Choose from over 20 standard diversity and inclusion workshops that can be delivered as online or onsite sessions. These workshops cover various topics designed to enhance cultural competence, promote inclusivity, and foster a welcoming environment for all.

Customized Workshops

Our instructional design methodology allows us to create customized workshops based on your identified needs. We’ll work closely with you to design relevant content, combine multiple workshops, utilize case studies and handouts, develop new content as needed, and create customized evaluations to measure the impact of the training.

Pre-Workshop Conference Calls

Our pre-workshop conference calls are designed to ensure that your training needs are fully understood and addressed. We’ll collaborate with you to tailor the content and delivery approach to align with your organization’s unique diversity and inclusion goals.

Post-Training Feedback and Evaluation

After the training, you’ll receive a comprehensive training summary based on attendee feedback. This feedback allows us to assess the effectiveness of the training and make any necessary adjustments to improve our services continuously.

Executive/Management Consultation

We offer executive and management consultation to support leadership in driving diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives. Our consultants provide guidance and expertise to help your organization create a more inclusive and equitable workplace culture. We aim to empower your teams with the knowledge, skills, and tools to cultivate a diversity, inclusion, empathy, and responsiveness culture.

Here are some key aspects of our services:

Diversity and Inclusion Training

  •  Our training programs provide an in-depth understanding of diversity and inclusion, going beyond surface-level awareness and exploring identity, privilege, bias, and systemic inequalities.
  • We emphasize the importance of humility in learning about diverse perspectives and experiences, encouraging individuals and organizations to approach diversity with an open mind and a willingness to listen and learn.

Empathy Building Workshops

  •  We offer workshops specifically focused on empathy building, helping participants develop the skills to understand and empathize with others’ experiences, emotions, and challenges.
  • Through interactive activities, discussions, and experiential exercises, we create opportunities for participants to practice active listening, perspective-taking, and compassionate communication.

Culturally Responsive Practices

  • Our training sessions highlight the significance of culturally responsive practices across all organizational operations, including recruitment, hiring, communication, leadership, teams, and service delivery.
  • We offer tools and strategies to embed cultural humility, empathy, understanding, and responsiveness in daily practices, policies, and decision-making.

Inclusive Leadership Development

  • We offer leadership development programs that focus on cultivating inclusive leadership skills, including fostering psychological safety, promoting diversity of thought, and leading with empathy and authenticity.
  • Our programs assist leaders in navigating complex diversity and inclusion challenges, building diverse and high-performing teams, and creating inclusive organizational cultures.

Consultation and Strategy Development

  • We offer consultation services to help organizations assess their current diversity and inclusion practices, identify gaps, and develop strategic action plans.
  • Our consultants and facilitators work collaboratively with organizational leaders and stakeholders to create and implement sustainable diversity and inclusion initiatives that align with the to implement the organization’s values, mission, and goals.

The Black Play Therapy Foundation supports agencies and organizations in establishing inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environments for all individuals by utilizing play. Play allows individuals and groups to actively participate in learning while maintaining a safe distance. We believe that humility, empathy, understanding, and responsiveness are essential qualities for promoting meaningful diversity and inclusion. We are committed to helping organizations foster these qualities.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your organization's diversity and inclusion efforts.

Speaking Engagement

Althea understands that each agency and organization has unique needs and priorities. That’s why she offer tailored presentations that address specific topics and challenges related to mental health equity, cultural competence, trauma-informed care, and more. Althea will work closely with agencies and organizations to customize her speaking engagements and workshops to align with their goals, objectives, and audience demographics. Her speaking engagement services are available in flexible formats, including virtual presentations, on-site talks, keynote addresses, panel discussions, and more. Althea’s presentations are designed to resonate with your audience and inspire meaningful dialogue and action.

Why Choose Althea for Speaking Engagements?

Presentations are rooted in authenticity, lived experiences, and evidence-based practices. Speaking engagements are designed to inform, educate, and empower participants. Believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, so when you choose Althea for a speaking engagement, you’re not just getting a presentation, you’re joining a movement to inspire change.

Book a Speaking Engagement Today:

If you’re ready to bring impactful insights and meaningful conversations to your agency or organization, we invite you to book a speaking engagement with the Black Play Therapy Foundation. We look forward to partnering with you to create a memorable and enlightening speaking engagement experience for your agency or organization. Together, we can make a difference in advancing mental health equity and awareness.

Thank you for considering the Black Play Therapy Foundation for your speaking engagement needs.