The Social Justice Leadership Academy (SJLA) workbook will provide a foundation for a clearer understanding of where you, your organization and services are when it comes to embedding principles of social justice and equity in mental health and substance use treatment.
SJLA is an initiative to build a community of ambassadors that can lead and sustain efforts to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity among individuals with or at risk of mental health and substance use challenges. To achieve this goal, SJLA educates and trains members of the health care workforce on core competencies necessary to eliminate health disparities, including:
- Leadership acumen.
- Health care disparities.
- Systemic racism.
- Social justice principles.
- Social determinants of mental health and substance use challenges.
- Change management.
The primary audience for this workbook is individual community mental health and substance use treatment providers and leaders at any level of experience. This workbook will benefit individuals of all identities and backgrounds regardless of the layers of privilege and disadvantages that impact our understanding of social justice. We recommend individuals complete this workbook independently before working on it within teams or an entire organization. (Specific exercises and tools indicate how and when to involve others).
With two comprehensive guides to initiating change and transformation at the team or organizational level, this workbook will guide you toward advancing health equity in your organization.
Because of the time and expertise that went into developing this workbook, we discourage the practice of purchasing this workbook and sharing it among persons who did not purchase it themselves. If you’re interested in purchasing workbooks in bulk, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.