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Health service providers learn about "power wounding"

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 by Asha Robles

Guam - "Transforming powerlessness to power" was the theme of a three-day training hosted by the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center facilitated by Vanessa Jackson. Jackson, a licensed clinical social worker and owner of Healing Circles, educated participants on the concept of "power wounding."

She told KUAM News, "It's an opportunity to take time to talk about power like we live power all day long we're getting sort of like caught up in power lines and power dynamics, people having power over us, us maybe feeling like we don't act the ways that are important for us and yet as therapists can case managers and police officers we don't always have a way to stop and talk about what that means to hold power, what it means not to hold power and how to support people in working together collaboratively around power."

60 behavioral health service providers participated. Trainings rounded out today.
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