Community Presentations

F4-logoSensitivity and Diversity Education with a Purpose:
Strategies for Healthy Communities

Here are our Focused-Four basic educational offerings. Each presentation can be given as a lunch and learn (up to 1.5 hours), day long (4, 6, or 8 hour) or extended educational retreat offering (2-8 hour days). The lunch and learns are offered at no cost. Our programming has been approved for CEUs in the past for social workers, nurses  and for other health care professionals. To schedule a FREE lunch and learn lecture within the state of Louisiana, Contact Us.

The Presentations

F4-logo-1Violence Against Women

Violence against women affects every socioeconomic group. Violence against women can be physical, social, economic, and cultural; intersections of class, sex, age, ability and race influence educational access, socialization, employment and economic opportunities. Resources will be offered to build sensitivity and respect for issues specific to women; building a knowledge base creates understanding in the often misunderstood world of women.

F4-logo-2Learning about Racism

Racism, prejudice and discrimination –whether personal or institutional– feed hatred, myths and stereotypes. Biases and beliefs often fuel negativity and shrink our world view. Reviewing individual and community values can build bridges and expand perceptions. Learning about racism increases consciousness, channels health, well-being and decreases health care disparities which hurt everybody. Understanding others can build strong healthy communities.

F4-logo-3Understanding of Poverty

Forty million are affected by poverty in the United States. Philosophical debates and sociological studies can fuel or dispel myths and stereotypes; social intersections, connections and interactions often follow class rules which influence community development. Health benefits rise when health care professionals become culturally competent decreasing health equity gaps –improving community and life quality for all of us.

F4-logo-4LGBTQ: Cultural Competence 101

Enhance your basic understanding of LGBTQ populations and watch health care outcomes improve with increased effectiveness and efficiency of assessments, evaluations and interventions by building supportive practices through cultural competence. Improved personal and professional skills can be attained by broadening your knowledge base and through understanding dimensions of diversity in human development: personality, thinking style, sexuality, organizational elements and era.

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The Presenters

Robin Toler, ATR-BC, LAC, is a board certified art therapist, licensed addictions counselor, and Advanced Integrative Therapist; She has a Bachelor of Science from University of Louisiana and Master of Art Therapy from Wright State University in Ohio; Toler works with STAR, Iris, The Domestic Violence Center and the Unitarian Social Justice Committee.

Brad Leger headshotBradley Leger, Ph.D., is an educator, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, liturgical musician and international development consultant. He has experience with diversity and equity efforts in higher education and has worked with efforts in community, leadership, and economic development. He holds degrees in education and pastoral ministry and a certificate in social justice.

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