Event Calendar

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Meetup: Be Well Wednesdays: The Power of Asset Framing

Start Date: 6/22/2022 3:10 PM EDT
End Date: 6/22/2022 4:00 PM EDT


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Jeni Benavides
Email: events@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (502) 219-6149

About Be Well Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 12:10-1:00 pm Pacific/3:10-4:00 pm Eastern. Drop in for any session. Stay for all or part of the session. Always free.  BWW is an ongoing series of drop in sessions to support your well-being. Each session includes an experiential practice (meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, journaling, etc.) and/or facilitated discussion about sustaining well-being in public defense. Sometimes there is an introductory overview but these sessions focus more on participatory experience and less on presentation.

Do I need to register for each session I want to attend? No! To attend future BWW meetups and receive schedule updates, announcements, and shared materials, please send a blank email to BeWellWednesdays+subscribe@NAPD.groups.io . The list will not send abundant emails, just a weekly link/reminder and occasionally session materials.

About This Week: 

The Power of Asset Framing - Lisa Lunt

Asset-Framing is a narrative model that defines people by their assets and aspirations before noting the challenges and deficits, also known as a deficit narrative. Trabian Shorters is a social entrepreneur advocating for the adoption of asset-framing. Instead of focusing on deficiencies, asset-based language emphasizes the strengths, aspirations, and contributions of individuals and communities. And instead of implying connections between the problems at hand and the traits of the communities experiencing them, it connects systemic disparities with their systemic causes. By honoring the work of the community rather than portraying them as recipients of charity, it empowers the communities themselves to lead change.

 

Join a discussion of how we can avoid a deficit narrative (e.g., my “marginalized,” “impoverished” client on the “school to prison pipeline”) and instead use asset framing in the public defense field to support our mission.


About Be Well Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 12:10-1:00 pm Pacific/3:10-4:00 pm Eastern. Drop in for any session. Stay for all or part of the session. Always free.

 
WHAT: BWW is an ongoing series of drop in sessions to support your well-being. Each session includes an experiential practice (meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, journaling, etc.) and/or facilitated discussion about sustaining well-being in public defense. Sometimes there is an introductory overview but these sessions focus more on participatory experience and less on presentation.

WHO:   Schedule of facilitators and practices: BWW is brought to you by this planning team: Jenny Andrews, Gina Pruski, Justin Heim, Tatiana Kline, John Lopez, Marilena David and Jeff Sherr.  Please email besustained@gmail.com with feedback or if you’d like to propose a session.
 

FEEDBACK from BWW participants

-Thanks for providing this well needed break during our busy virtual weeks.

-I have been loving these weekly be well Wednesday sessions, especially the breath and mindfulness exercises!

-Thank you so much for presenting this. It is so needed. I hit a wall and didn’t even know I was headed for it. I have been recommending it to my colleagues.

-I just wanted to express my thanks for these gatherings. I attended my first this past Wednesday, on the topic of Emotional Intelligence. I got a lot out of it, and thoroughly enjoyed the writing questions and sharing.

-I’m always surprised by how much I get out of the self-reflection sessions, like today’s with Caitlin, or last week’s with John.

-I am very grateful to have Zoomed in today and found Tonglen with you.

-I just learned about Be Well Wednesdays last week and loved the Tree of Life Journaling. Thank you for offering this. This is much needed right now.

-Thank you for creating and facilitating this space!  It is always a much-needed respite in the middle of the week.

-I love the music.

-I loved Tatiana Kline’s gratitude and journaling.

-I've loved all the exercises, having different folks leading the discussions, and your calm, encouraging spirit.

By registering for this training, I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor, nor attending this training  with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused.   I further affirm that I  am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights afforded the criminally accused, and the recognition and preservation of human dignity of those charged with crimes.  I further affirm that my use of the information provided by this training  will not be used by me in any manner which would impugn the above set out ideals.