Confronting Racism: Causes and Strategies for Addressing Race Based Trauma in Children
A Virtual Conversation hosted by Bright Promises Foundation
It is increasingly well known that childhood trauma, if left unaddressed, can cause lifelong damage to the physical and mental health of young people. What is lesser known is how racism can cause significant and chronic traumatic stress in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) children and youth.
Trauma caused by racism affects youth in much the same way that general trauma does –research has linked racism to psychological distress, physical health problems, depression, anxiety, and children’s ability to succeed academically and socially.
The good news - caring adults can help to build protective factors that mitigate and even reverse the impact of trauma caused by racism on children and youth.
Discover how you can help youth to exercise their own agency and to feel empowered, and how these actions can help both support healing from racially based traumatic stress and to give rise to the change we need as a society.
On Thursday, May 6 at 2:00pm, join Bright Promises Foundation for a panel discussion with leading experts in the field of race-based trauma, gain understanding about how this issue impacts children and youth in our communities, and learn how you can help.
During this event you will learn:
- What is race-based trauma
- How trauma caused by racism impacts children and youth
- How we as adults can promote youth healing and resiliency
This event is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is required.
Featuring Expert Panelists:
- Clinton Boyd, Jr.,Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate, The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University
- Aimee Hilado, Ph.D., LCSW Clinical Director, RefugeeOne Wellness Program & Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University
- Amber Mason, Ph.D. Director of Evaluation, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (PIE) Org
- Alec Ross, LCSW, Senior Director of Clinical Services, The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University
Moderated by: Ed Davies, Director of Power of Fathers, Children's Home + Aid and Chair of the Bright Promises Foundation Program & Advocacy Committee