How do we address the impact of racism and racial trauma on children and youth?
Hear directly from local Chicago youth about their experiences with racism and how they are taking action to heal themselves and their communities.
Last week, Bright Promises Foundation hosted "Confronting Racism: What Youth Have to Say About Racial Trauma" in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and Illinois’ fourth annual Trauma Informed Awareness Day. Moderated by Gads Hill Center CEO and Bright Promises Foundation board member, Maricela Garcia, this webinar features a short presentation on historical and community trauma led by the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative followed by a panel of local Chicago youth who will share how they are confronting racism and promoting healing for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Hear directly from experts in the field and the most knowledgeable experts of all, the young people themselves. During this 80-minute webinar, you will learn:
- What is historical and community trauma, and how is it connected to racial trauma
- How local youth are taking the lead to address racism in their schools and communities.
- Why it is better and more effective to empower youth to take the lead when addressing racial trauma.
- How we as adults can be better allies and supports to youth, helping to promote their healing and resiliency.
You can be a part of the Trauma Informed Awareness movement. Join the conversation by sharing one thing you learned or one action that you will take to be more trauma-informed and share it on social media. Use the hashtags #TraumaInformedIL and #BrightPromises to be a part of the statewide campaign. Make sure to tag Bright Promises Foundation so that we can share your efforts!