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

Mental Health Mentor, Coach & Consultant 

Action Based Therapist

Training & Development

All professional development trainings and 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
  • Re-shaping School Culture and Bridging Relationships with Students (RestorativeJustice)
  • 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: Goals and Policies
  • Creating Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods
  • Restorarive Justice Programs

Behavioral Health Trainings

Crisis Intervention

  • Suicide Assessment, Prevention and Intervention
  • Deescalating 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)
  • Setting Limits and Boundaries with rebellious children
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Opening Communication with your teenage child

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 sisters keeper: Principles of sisterhood to heal female relationships
  • Code Switching: Bi-culturalism
  • Planning for success: Time Management for Teens
  • Emotion Managment: Tuning in and Coping with Feelings (Stress managment)

Send an email to [email protected] to request a training catalog describing goals and objectives of all trainings.

Additional trainings and workshops can be developed at your request.

Please contact Tanya Odums to discuss your training needs!