Historically, people from underrepresented groups have encountered ongoing experiences of oppression throughout their lifetimes. These experiences have impacted their mental health and the social conditions in which they live. Workshop #1: The Impact of Racism and Trauma and Learning How to Work with People Who Have Been Traumatized has three major objectives:
- Participants will gain an understanding of the historical and political underpinnings of racism and classism and how these ideals continue to impact communities today;
- The facilitator will introduce the concept of racial trauma and explore the impact of racial trauma on individuals and communities in which we work; and
- Participants will be given strategies to learn how to effectively communicate with those who have been traumatized.
The facilitator will use case examples, small group discussions, and role-plays to engage participants throughout the workshop. The overarching goal will be to provide a historical context to facilitate understanding and inform effective communication and interactions. Please see the agenda for additional detials.
Workshop #1 will be offered on both Wednesday, January 30th and Tuesday, February 26h from 9:00am to 12:30pm at DVRPC. The workshops will be facilitated by Dr. Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chestnut Hill College and counselor with The Ladipo Group.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Networking/Registration/Coffee
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Program
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Networking lunch
2.5 AICP CM Credits Available
Registration for a subsequent workshop on Communication Strategies for Discussions about Race, Microagressions, and Unconscious Bias will be announced at a later date.
**The workshops will be rescheduled in the event of snow. Please save March 5th as a snow date.**