Individuals working with Black children and other youth of color often find that their traditional training program lack sufficient coverage of evidence-based interventions that focus on children’s cultural background and socio-political realities. As a result, Eurocentric-based training can be ineffective and even make matters worse. In the summer of 2020, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji created CRESTSprogram for scholars, practitioners, parents, community organizers, and students so that they have the opportunity and information to learn about the historical context of oppression and its impact on Black people and other communities of color.
Utilizing an online learning platform, learners can easily navigate through the curriculum, engage with other participants to share their successes, and engage in peer-to-peer learning. Also, our platform allows for self-assessment and problem-based learning to earn professional learning badges. All you need is access to the internet.
Learning how to decolonize your thinking is as easy as 1-2-3. Just log on, select the training that you want to receive, purchase, and begin! You can start and pause at any time, receive support from the CRESTSprogram team, communicate with other learners, and much, much more.