AEON presents Lynn Juggernauts by Jenn Nakhai, LICSW

AEON counseling is prioritizing and amplifying specific people in the community, especially those impacted by racism, homophobia, transphobia, police brutality, and other forms of injustice or trauma.

Recently, AEON hosted Miss Faustina Cuevas. Miss Cuevas has a Master’s degree in higher education administration. Working in educational spheres, she dedicated her work towards academic advising and career advising.

She is the founder of FC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting. The firm specializes in training and creating awareness about certain subjects which may seem touchy to most. According to Faustina, this training border around ensuring an environment of equality and mutual respect among employees and employers.

They also provide valid grounds for character accountability within organizational spheres.

In truth, the absolute importance of these diversity, equality, and inclusion training rests in its ability to make workplaces more inclusive for individuals of different backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, and gender.

These should aid productivity and mitigate issues surrounding abuse in the workplace.

On Lynn Juggernauts, Faustina Cuevas aired her views about President Donald Trump’s decision to ban anti-racism training. The Lynn born educationalist suggests that the idea sounded quite crazy to her.

The President put out a two-page memo addressed to all executive branches of the government stating in summary that he (Trump) would no longer fund training, which were linked to bettering and making the world more inclusive.

But Miss Cuevas thinks that the idea is not a well thought out one. She insists that having seen the importance of having these sorts of diversity equity and inclusion training would be a step in the wrong direction should the memo fly.

What exactly does the memo say?

A quote towards the end of the memo says: “The President has a proven track record of standing for those whose voice has long been ignored and who have failed to benefit from all our country has to offer, and he intends to continue to support all Americans, regardless of race, religion, or creed,” he added. “The divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the Federal government.”

Miss Cuevas didn’t fail to take note of the President’s witty comments on the coronavirus and how he insists on calling it ‘the Chinese Virus’; this may point out the reason for a drastic increase in violence against Asian community members.

“These types of comments and directives are quite laughable and ironic. Comments like these pose a certain danger to the stability of things and the mental and psychological pattern of victims of these issues.”

According to her, that kind of training brings awareness about the issues in question, making them easy to understand, and creating the proper environment to improve the situation.

On her own words: “In my time doing this, I have seen the importance of having these sort of diversity equality and inclusion training to move organizations forward, to move them ahead, to make it more inclusive for people from different backgrounds, including race, sexual orientation, including gender.

Over the past few years, Psychotherapy, Trauma Treatment, and LGBTQ focused treatment have taken precedence as some of the most popular counseling requests; also, they become relevant at the interior of different organizations where diversity on individuals from multiple backgrounds converge to work together, and the pursue of harmony is necessary for the success of the organization and its members.

Systemic racism awareness training and support like trauma-informed care have become quite useful to improve and grow the culture inside an organization; the training mainly focuses on giving the employees a voice. Sometimes a collective voice to address one central authority.

These training are not just there to identify and punish perpetrators in the workplace. Instead, they are designed to aid in an in-depth understanding of differing perspectives, especially those held by a small fraction of the society.

For Faustina Cuevas, saying that a problem does not exist does not make it go away.