Healing Our Trauma: Impact and Interventions for People of Color
Jan 24, 2020
from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
|Contact Name||Jessica Ballinger|
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Many people are aware of the ground-breaking research around the relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) to adult health outcomes. Childhood trauma is now considered the leading determinate of the health and well-being of our nation, and our work is being shaped into trauma informed approaches. However, the original CDC-Kaiser Permanente study that led to our current understanding and framing of Adverse Childhood Experiences focused only on ten types of family trauma and their impact on a largely white, middle income population. What about other types of trauma, specifically trauma that impacts people and communities of color? How can our trauma informed responses be culturally competent, based on an understanding of racial trauma? This workshop will first present an overview of the original ten Adverse Childhood Experiences, including how trauma impacts the brain and behavior, increasing the likelihood of the ten most common causes of death in the United States. The traditional Trauma Informed Approach will also be discussed. We will then focus on the multiple types of trauma that impact people and communities of color, with a focus on the African American population. We’ll explore culturally competent, trauma informed methods of healing and have an opportunity to discuss resources available in the Louisville community. Target Audience: Anyone who works with people or communities of color either in micro, mezzo or macro work.