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Professor Alvin Poussaint described the cumulative impact of microaggressions as “death by a thousand nicks”. What might seem small and insignificant can become ingrained into the very fiber of one’s being, causing the body to live in a constant state of alert. This workshop will utilize the conventional and expanded Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies to discuss how racial trauma impacts the physical, social, and psychological health of individuals and communities. Participants will recognize systemic oppressions, confront implicit bias and engage in dialogue around racial healing, empowerment and equity.

 

 

Objectives:

a). Describe the conventional and expanded ACE studies to increase understanding of community level adversities.

b). Define racism, implicit bias, and microaggression.

c). Discuss white privilege and white fragility and strategies to become allies and accomplices for anti-racism work.

d). Define internalized racism, the role of structural racism in the development of internalized racism, and the importance of eliminating systemic oppression to resolve internalized racism.

e). State how to apply a trauma informed lens to explore the impact of historical trauma from the cradle to the grave.

f). Discuss strategies to break down historic and present systems of oppression, build physical and emotional safety, validate experiences and emotions, and empower impacted individuals and communities.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes addictions specialists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Material Author(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW has been working with youth and families for nearly 20 years. She is committed to empowering, engaging, educating and advocating in order to implement trauma-informed strategies for individuals and communities. Mrs. Bennett earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology from Wells College and went on to complete her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. During her career, Ms. Bennett has demonstrated a passion in sharing her personal and professional experiences with others to serve marginalized individuals and prevent re-traumatization. Ms. Bennett is a life longer learner and has provided education and support to foster families, facilitated psychoeducation programs for youth, responded to crisis hotline calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and trained behavioral healthcare professionals in the areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Competency and serving LGBT youth.

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