LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is pleased to sponsor a comprehensive community resiliency certification program with the Professional Community Intervention Training Institute (PCITI). The program is designed to educate and empower community frontline health and wellness workers, service providers, and community-based organizations in South Los Angeles about trauma informed support and resiliency practices.
“As we continue to support our communities, we recognize the importance to invest in the development of frontline community workers who serve our members,” said Kellie Todd Griffin, Senior Director of Community and Provider Engagement at Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. “Our partnerships with the Professional Community Intervention Training Institute and other community organizations give us an opportunity to support programs like the South Los Angeles Community Resiliency Training program to provide much needed training on trauma, conflict resolution and adverse childhood experience for those who work in community service.”
Participants will gain valuable insight from a diverse group of professional trainers who have vast experience. Participants will engage in instructional sessions with scenario driven role-playing exercises, lectures and discussions that will support learning and reflection. Training modules are broken up in 12, two-hour sessions. Attendees may choose specific individual sessions to attend. All sessions must be completed to receive the Community Resiliency Certification.
Professional Community Intervention Training Institute-International (PCITI) founder, Dr. Aquil Basheer is passionate about the work and the collaboration with Blue Shield Promise: “So many of us live our lives through our limitations as opposed to our potential. It is an honor to partner with Blue Shield Promise as we attempt to provide validated protocols, useable tools, and effective skillsets for the participants of this training program. Our goal is ‘Trauma Reduction through Proactive Instruction!’ We sincerely hope our affected communities will join us for future classes.”
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