Racial Trauma and Therapy

Racial trauma is an inescapable by-product of persistent exposure to repressive circumstances that emotionally, psychologically, and physically devastates one’s sense of self while simultaneously depleting one’s strategies for coping. It is a life altering and debilitating experience that affects countless people of color over multiple generations. Unfortunately, the failure to consider the interrelationship between racial oppression and trauma limits our ability to work effectively with the people of color who live in the midst of sociocultural conditions that are injurious to their psyches and souls. Even when clinical work is trauma-informed, it rarely devotes adequate attention to racial oppression and the pervasive trauma associated with it. This training session will provide a comprehensive overview of the anatomy of racial trauma and the debilitating hidden wounds associated with it. Special attention will be devoted to highlighting trauma-informed interventions and strategies that centralize race and racial oppression in every facet of the treatment process and beyond. “Relevant self of the therapist” issues that may facilitate and/or impede understanding and addressing racial trauma will be explored. Learning objectives: After this address, participants will be able to: 1. Apply a racially sensitive, trauma-informed framework to uncover the hidden trauma wounds that often underpin the health disparities that stifle the lives of African American and other children and families of color; 2. Effectively assess and [...]

2020-07-01T01:55:44-04:00August 7th, 2020|, , , |

Racial Trauma and Therapy

Racial trauma is an inescapable by-product of persistent exposure to repressive circumstances that emotionally, psychologically, and physically devastates one’s sense of self while simultaneously depleting one’s strategies for coping. It is a life altering and debilitating experience that affects countless people of color over multiple generations. Unfortunately, the failure to consider the interrelationship between racial oppression and trauma limits our ability to work effectively with the people of color who live in the midst of sociocultural conditions that are injurious to their psyches and souls. Even when clinical work is trauma-informed, it rarely devotes adequate attention to racial oppression and the pervasive trauma associated with it. This training session will provide a comprehensive overview of the anatomy of racial trauma and the debilitating hidden wounds associated with it. Special attention will be devoted to highlighting trauma-informed interventions and strategies that centralize race and racial oppression in every facet of the treatment process and beyond. “Relevant self of the therapist” issues that may facilitate and/or impede understanding and addressing racial trauma will be explored. Learning objectives: After this address, participants will be able to: 1. Apply a racially sensitive, trauma-informed framework to uncover the hidden trauma wounds that often underpin the health disparities that stifle the lives of African American and other children and families of color; 2. Effectively assess and [...]

2020-07-01T01:55:44-04:00August 7th, 2020|, , , |

Racial Trauma and Therapy

Racial trauma is an inescapable by-product of persistent exposure to repressive circumstances that emotionally, psychologically, and physically devastates one’s sense of self while simultaneously depleting one’s strategies for coping. It is a life altering and debilitating experience that affects countless people of color over multiple generations. Unfortunately, the failure to consider the interrelationship between racial oppression and trauma limits our ability to work effectively with the people of color who live in the midst of sociocultural conditions that are injurious to their psyches and souls. Even when clinical work is trauma-informed, it rarely devotes adequate attention to racial oppression and the pervasive trauma associated with it. This training session will provide a comprehensive overview of the anatomy of racial trauma and the debilitating hidden wounds associated with it. Special attention will be devoted to highlighting trauma-informed interventions and strategies that centralize race and racial oppression in every facet of the treatment process and beyond. “Relevant self of the therapist” issues that may facilitate and/or impede understanding and addressing racial trauma will be explored. Learning objectives: After this address, participants will be able to: 1. Apply a racially sensitive, trauma-informed framework to uncover the hidden trauma wounds that often underpin the health disparities that stifle the lives of African American and other children and families of color; 2. Effectively assess and [...]

2020-07-01T01:55:44-04:00August 7th, 2020|, , , |

More Than A Statistic: A Discussion for Older Adults on Trauma and Resilience

CARIE is proud to host Katie Block MSW, MPH from The National Clearing House for Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) who will lead a discussion intended for older adults, family members, caregivers and professionals. The goals for this presentation are: Help older adults recognize the signs of trauma that can occur after crime victimization or exploitation. Trauma is an individual experience and other factors (i.e. health, economic, environment) can play a role. Highlight local community resources that are available to assist older adults who have experienced crime victimization and elder abuse. Share the message that there are opportunities to build on the resilience many older adults already have in the aftermath of a victimization.

2020-06-10T15:24:26-04:00June 11th, 2020||
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