Register for the 2024 three-part series

Trauma-Informed Practices Workshop Series Continued

January 8, 2024

The Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO) is offering our third year of workshops centered on building trauma-informed practices and skills to work with youth of all backgrounds. All AFO volunteers who work with youth are asked to attend these workshops and they are also open to the public.

Our Why

AFO centers education and access for youth at the heart of our programming. We are excited to offer opportunities for design professionals, educators, youth organizers, and more to receive training on trauma-informed practices and social/emotional learning.

AFO believes that all adults working with youth have a responsibility to not create harm, to give youth space to express their true selves, to look to them as experts, and to center them in our teaching and learning. AFO understands that these are skills that require ongoing learning and will help us be more empathetic and effective teachers, mentors and leaders.

Learn more about AFO’s commitment to equity

About the Workshop Series

Facilitated by Dr. Renee Mitchell, an educator, writer, poet and expert on these topics, the workshops are intended to help prepare you and make you more comfortable working with youth from different backgrounds. All are welcome.

Our three-part series supports ongoing learning. That being said, you do not need to attend prior sessions to participate in latter sessions. Registrants will receive access to prior workshop recordings upon registration.

Part 1: RESCHEDULED: Thursday, February 29, 4-6pm
Part 2: Thursday, April 18, 4-6pm
Part 3: Tuesday, June 11, 4-6pm, Zoom

PLEASE NOTE: All current AFO volunteers, board members, and 2023-2024 Architects in Schools participants have free access to this workshop. Please contact if you are a current volunteer and have not received the Zoom links.

$20 (limited scholarships available – contact if you would like to request a scholarship)

Free for current AFO volunteers, $20 for non-volunteers