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Not All Wounds are Visible: Race-Based Trauma and Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Practices
Monday, May 10, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PST
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Presented by Dr. Rebecca Pianta, Coordinator of Counseling and Student Support at Capistrano Unified School District and Enrique Espinoza, school counselor at Tustin Unified School District and PhD Candidate at UC Riverside studying racism in K-12.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared racism a public health crisis. Manifesting as police brutality, to the separation of families at the border, to anti-Asian hate crimes, racism, both intentional and unintentional, has detrimental impacts on Communities of Color, including a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases. In particular, racism has profound impacts on children’s and adolescent’s mental health at appalling rates. With the rise in broadcast and social media attention on acts of racism, the trauma extends much further than in previous generations. It is imperative for school counselors to understand how encounters with racism, whether direct or indirect, affect the mental health of Students of Color. This webinar will focus on understanding factors associated with race-based trauma. Moreover, the webinar will identify the symptoms of those suffering from racial trauma, which is often overlooked or misinterpreted as behavioral issues. Lastly, attendees will learn equity-centered trauma-informed practices to address the inequities and aid in the healing process for students experiencing race-based trauma.

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