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Fostering a Shared Understanding of Power Consciousness as a Foundational Element of Restorative Practices

Fostering a Shared Understanding of Power Consciousness as a Foundational Element of Restorative Practices

27jul9:30 am11:00 amFostering a Shared Understanding of Power Consciousness as a Foundational Element of Restorative Practices9:30 am - 11:00 am(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

Thursday, July 27th 9:30 am- 11:00 am Mountain Time
Presented By: Jenna Harper, Sexual Assault Response Program Manager, CCASA and Sarah Silvas-Bernstein, Board Treasurer, CCASA


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How does power intersect with conflict and harm? Does power show up in attempts to repair harmful impacts? Thinking even broader, what is your understanding of power – and how do you contextualize your own power? These are just a few of the questions we will explore in this upcoming webinar to help us foster a shared understanding of power consciousness as foundational elements of restorative practices, and restorative justice. As part of a series on Restorative Justice (RJ), this webinar will continue to explore how to build and maintain relationships within a restorative community paradigm, while also discussing repair – including RJ practices – by integrating a discussion and common understanding of power through the researched, published, and widely adopted Right Use of Power™ approach. This approach is a dynamic, inspiring, and relational approach to the ethical use of professional and personal power to promote well-being and the common good.

Please note: This is an interactive webinar. We will be sharing information, asking you to engage with the information through in-session individual and breakout group activities, and requesting large group interaction. Active participation for those who are resourced to do so is highly encouraged, and participant choices to opt-out of engagement for any reason will be honored.


*If you have not viewed the first webinar in this series, please try to view it prior to this webinar as the knowledge will build from session to session. You can access the first webinar here.

Jenna joined CCASA in October 2019. She has been working to address sexual violence since 2004, including working on a crisis support line, and providing clinical counseling and legal support for survivors in the U.S. and Ecuador. During her time in Oregon, she developed and delivered trainings for advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, SANEs, SARTs, Tribal communities, and universities. Prior to joining CCASA, Jenna managed a sexual violence prevention program targeting the root causes of sexual violence and promoting healthy relationships with high school youth, and training teachers. Jenna believes in working collaboratively toward the goal of supporting survivors, ending oppression, and preventing sexual violence. She has a Bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a Master’s of Social Work from University of Chicago.

Sarah is a dedicated advocate, educator, and professional contributing to the eradication of sexual violence through proactive and responsive approaches for effective social change. Her work and research are rooted in the practices and principles of restorative and social justice as a means to increase institutional and personal capacity, well-being, and resilience. Sarah’s professional work as the Title IX Coordinator of Naropa University, volunteer experience with The Blue Bench and Moving to End Sexual Assault, and on-going experience as a Restorative Justice Facilitator and Community Member with local agencies bolster her commitment to lifelong and fulfilling community-based work. She holds a dual undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership and Business Management from Graceland University. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending quality time with her husband, walking with her dogs on the vast trails in Boulder, CO, tending to her plants, and expanding her vintage textiles collection.

This training is supported by federal grants 2018-WF-AX-0028, 2019-WF-AX-0053, 2020-WF-AX-0043 and 2019-WE-AX-0014 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, through the Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice nor the Colorado Department of Public Safety. 



(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 11:00 am(GMT-06:00)