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Anchored in Our Roots: Decolonizing Self-Care for BIPOC School Mental Health Providers

10:00am - November 16, 2021 thru 11:30am - November 16, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest MHTTC
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Are you a BIPOC school mental health provider? Do you have BIPOC colleagues working in school mental health? Please join the authors of Anchored in Our Roots in an inclusive and safe space to learn about the realities of what BIPOC school mental health providers are experiencing today. We will touch base on the healing practices needed to maintain holistic balance and the beauty that comes from being reacquainted with our traditional ancestral healing practices.

Following this session, the authors invite BIPOC school mental health providers in Region 10 (OR, WA, ID, AK) to come together in a virtual space for an ongoing community of learning and care.

(Certificate of Attendance and Washington state clock hours will be available for attendees of the live session.)

Please Note: This event will be limited to 1000 attendees. Access to the live event will be available to registered participants on a first come, first serve basis. To secure a spot, we invite you to log on 5 - 10 minutes prior to the event.

Please join Dr. Thomas and Ms. Thabet-Chapin as they share their journey in developing the Anchored in our Roots series and provide an overview of the content within it. 

We have centered the needs, voices, and lived experiences of BIPOC School Mental Health providers through these conversations and materials. We welcome non-BIPOC providers to lean in, listen, and learn how to support our BIPOC colleagues. 


During the session, the presenters will share the resources from Anchored in our Roots that support the link between decolonizing self-care and, the creation of a space focused on the practice of self-preservation. The presenters will highlight the importance of reclaiming and grounding BIPOC self-care practices in indigenous roots.


  • Participants will explore a few tools to help decolonize self-care and wellness to positively impact their work, their relationships with other BIPOC families and clients
  • Participants will also co-create specific approaches to their own journey to decolonize self-care by diving into their own indigenous practices.

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About The Authors:

Katrice HeadshotKatrice Thabet-Chapin, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP; is a multi-racial educator who has served in the non-profit sector for over 27 years. She comes from four generations of educators who dedicated their life to educational social justice. Katrice has a strong theoretical background in child development and psychology; B.A. in Child Development, M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and Ed.S. in School Psychology.  She works diligently to ensure that everyone who wishes to have a seat at the table has one, feels safe there, and can voice their opinions without retribution. As a practicing school psychologist, she has a special interest in researching and applying best practices in consultation, intervention, and assessment implementation when supporting students and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Katrice is an active member of Washington State Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologist, and is a member of OSPI’s School-Based Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention Subcommittee. When Katrice is away from the office she enjoys spending family time with her partner and four daughters.




Sabine Headshot

Sabine Thomas, ND; is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and an educator. She has extensive background in nonprofit management, wellness, infant/early childhood mental health and user experience (UX) research. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Sociomedical Sciences and a Doctorate from Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine.  She is an early childhood digital ethnographer and a self-care doctor. She is the co-owner of JSol Studios, a virtual wellness educational practice and lives in Tacoma, WA with her family. 








Note: The resources and information presented are for educational purposes, and general awareness regarding the experiences of BIPOC mental health professionals within the educational community.  As you process this information you may experience a need to explore more deeply how these concepts have impacted you in your personal and professional life. We encourage you to connect with and seek out additional support from a trusted health provider, confidant therapist, trusted community liaison, advocate, elder and/or spiritual guide. Please contact us at [email protected] for any questions.

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