Exploring the Examples of Motivational Interviewing Affirmations

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Motivational Interviewing is a critical tool for anyone who works in the human services field. The Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach helps to empower and encourage others to make positive choices and reinforces positive behaviors.   One crucial part of the technique is offering up Motivational Interviewing affirmations. Affirmations reinforce the constructive steps that the individual […]

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Motivational Interviewing for Teachers: Understanding MI in Education

At Share Collaborative, one of our favorite areas of focus is education. We have worked with public and private schools to share concepts behind motivational interviewing for teachers in the classroom and support staff to enhance student engagement and wellbeing.   Those familiar with Motivational Interviewing or MI may think of it as something used

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How Share Collaborative’s Trainings Align with the NASW Code of Ethics

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The National Social Workers’ Alliance recently updated its Code of Ethics to reflect some of our collectively experienced changes over the last few years. The challenges faced by social workers and those working on the frontlines of care are tougher and more prevalent than ever.   At Share Collaborative, we align our work to support

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What We Can Learn from Great Motivational Interviewing Examples

In this great motivational interviewing example, we learn how MI can encourage change talk and resolve ambivalence.

We’ve explored the “what” of Motivational Interviewing in previous Ripples and how this technique offers a helpful structure to engage, support, and guide conversations with served persons. But what can we learn from motivational interviewing example questions?   The best way to really understand and develop skill in MI is to practice and watch how

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Racial Justice Training: Why “Training” Doesn’t Apply to Equity + Inclusion

It’s time for us to check-in about that word – “training”.  We use it so you can find us because it is likely what you are putting in the ol’ search engine.  This of course makes sense.  We’ve all been socialized to use that word.  It is commonplace.  It’s short and sweet and to the

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Mindful Leadership from Within: Continued Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Growing Minds and Share Collaborative have a virtual conversation about Mindful Leadership

As we shared in our previous Ripple, we recently had an insightful discussion on interpersonal skills in organizations with our friends and partners from Growing Minds.   Today we continue that discussion with Susan Solvang and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds, along with the leadership of Share Collaborative, to delve into the importance of mindful

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Share In the News: Shepherd Express Highlights the Work of Noor Jawad

Share Collaborative member Noor Jawad has offered support and assistance to countless people throughout the Milwaukee community for many years. Through her work at Share Collaborative and at CORE El Centro, Noor has been a source of healing and inspiration for others.   The Milwaukee publication Shepherd Express recently highlighted Noor’s story and her services

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Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation Between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Recently, we had an opportunity to converse with our friends and partners, Susan (Solvang) Lubar and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds. This Milwaukee-based organization helps build mindfulness practices to facilitate kinder communities and learning environments.   During our share, we discussed many overlapping areas of our two organizations and the way our missions align. One

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J.E.D.I. Leadership: 5 Core Competencies for the Journey of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific death and the global Black Lives Matter protests that ensued, the creation of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) positions within workplaces has become the new norm. We may see hiring ads seeking J.E.D.I. leadership or hear of more Diversity and Equity initiatives in our workplaces.   According

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