Course Description

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.

Course Overview

  1. Describe the conventional and expanded ACE studies to increase understanding of community level adversities
  2. Define racism, implicit bias & microaggressions
  3. Discuss white privilege and white fragility and strategies to become allies and accomplices for anti-racist work
  4. Define and identify the role of structural racism in internalized oppression
  5. State how to apply a trauma informed lens to explore the impact of historical trauma from the cradle to the grave
  6. Distinguish between intrapersonal cultural humility and interpersonal
    cultural humility and how each lends to rapport building and the creation of an environment for healing
  7. Explore assessment tools, diagnosis and healing strategies to build physical and emotional safety, validate experiences and emotions and empower impacted individuals and communities

Course Information
Cost: $60.00 for 6.0 CEs - 
** NASW Approved **


Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers; Healthcare Workers. Law Enforcement, Healthcare Staff, Community Members

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