khepera Counseling

Tanya Sherise Odums, LCSW-R, M.S.Ed., CCTP


Mental Health Mentor  *   Transformation Coach   

 Action Based Therapist *  Mental Health Consultant

Training & Development

All professional development trainings and Personal empowerment workshops are developed and facilitated by experienced professionals in the field of human services, mental health and education. Training consultants will collaborate with the organization to conduct a needs assessment and tailor trainings to the specific needs of the program, staff and client’s needs. The trainings listed below are experiential/practical and theoretically based .

Professional Development Trainings

Child Development

  • Child Sexuality: Understanding Sexual Development

Working with Children & Adolescents

  • Understanding the New Youth Culture: The use of rap music as a therapeutic tool.
  • Understanding Female Violence
  • Caring For Children: Creating Safe Environment
  • Behavior Management: Promoting Pro-social Behaviors using a positive discipline approach
  • Behavior Management: Recognizing Mental Health Issues in the Classroom
  • Typical or Troubled Youth
  • 123 Magic: Behavior management technique for children and adolescents
  • Recognizing Depression in children and teens
  • Communicating with Parents
  • Engaging High-Risk Youth: Best Practices for Developing Programs for Youth Residing in High-Risk Environments
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Creative School Counseling: Engaging Challenging Youth

Child Protection and Intervention

  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Policies and Procedures

  • Child Abuse: Assessment and Intervention
  • Child Abuse Reporting: Maintaining a Therapeutic Alliance with Parents
  • Reflections: Evaluating and Setting personal goals (for Adolescents)
  • Child Development: Understanding normal child development and recognizing disorders of childhood and adolescence.

Self-Cultivation and Personal Development Trainings

  • Stress Management: Relax, Relate, Release
  • Creating Balance: Rituals for Managing Stress Using Principals of Afrikan Spirituality
  • Professional Development: Defining your Purpose and Understanding Your Professional Role
  • Goal Setting: Cultivating Visions for Life

Shaping Organizational Culture

  • Team Building
  • Restorative practices Training Series  (Tiers 1, 2, 3)
  • To Be or not to be Toxic: Assessing and Shifting School Culture
  • Professionalism 101: Defining your purpose, passion and professional work ethic

Program Development

  • Clinical Case Management Model
  • Creating Therapeutic Recreation Programs: 
  • Creating Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods (Rite of Passage Programs)
  • Implementing Restorative Practices

Behavioral Health Trainings

Crisis Intervention

  • Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention
  • Crisis Intervention/De-escalating Crisis

Substance Abuse

  • Substance Abuse Education: Prevention, Identification, and Interventions

Mental Health

  • Recognizing and Understanding Depression; Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
  • Disorders of childhood and Adolescents
  • Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, Assessment, and Treatment
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Building Cultural Competence & Awareness

  • Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice
  • Discussions on Race, Culture and Class & the Impact on Professional Practice

Personal Development Trainings

Parent Trainings

  • Raising Successful Children (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Restorative Discipline: Setting Limits and Boundaries with rebellious children
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Opening Communication with your teenage child
  • Relax, Relate Release:  Stress Management

Youth Trainings

  • Who Am I? Identity Workshop for Children and Adolescents
  • Sisterhood Training (Rite of Passage Program for Young Women)
  • KIDS MAC: Kids Making A Change & Creating a Vision for Life
  • I am my sister's keeper: Principles of sisterhood to heal female relationships
  • Code Switching: Bi-culturalism
  • Planning for success: Time Management for Teens
  • Emotion Management: Tuning in and Coping with Feelings (stress management)

Restorative Practices Trainings

  • Intro to Restorative Practices Creating Healthy Relationships and Building Strong Communities: Overview
  • Circle Facilitation Training:
    Tier 1: Community Building

    Tier 2: Repairing the Harm
    Tier 3: Reintegration
  • A Crash Course in Circles:  Refresher 
  • Restorative Leadership
  • Restorative Discipline
  • Restorative Parenting


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