Beyond the Individual: A Community Beset by Racial Trauma

ID: 5840WEB

The COVID-19 pandemic undeniably exposed endemic vulnerabilities within the black community resulting from centuries of systemic oppression. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study is a landmark public health study that expanded our understanding of trauma and its impact, yet still falls short of elucidating the disparate impact of trauma and how it effects entire communities. With racial trauma as a central focus, this workshop will augment your understanding of trauma, beyond the level of the individual, toward an understanding of how it manifests in a community. This webinar will advance a framework for understanding racially influenced community trauma, its drivers, and its consequences. As well as offering treatment considerations for clinical practice. [Elective for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Monique Swift, PsyD
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Review an organized taxonomy of trauma and a framework for how it impacts communities
• Differentiate between trauma at the individual level and trauma population level
• Explain racial trauma, identify the social determinants, and recognize its effects
• Explore considerations for clinical practice
• Describe healing from an African-centered perspective
• Identify interventions to employ with black clients

Webinar Outline

1:00 pm Welcome/Introduction

1:15 pm Overview and Individual Trauma

1:45 pm Collective trauma

2:45 pm Considerations for treatment providers

3:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Monique Swift, PsyD, is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor, and a NY Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of mental health and operates a private practice in Rahway, NJ where she specializes in couple's therapy and trauma. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Swift also offers keynote talks, curriculum design, personal development workshops, and professional training. She consults with religious, community-based, and non-profit organizations, public and private schools, as well as with private groups. As a trauma expert, she offers consultation to organizations that want to become trauma-informed. She furthermore specializes in issues that form at the intersection of trauma and race.

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