Racism as the Diagnosis: Exploring Racism and Medical Trauma as Social Determinants of Health and Effective Strategies for Change
AUGUST 31, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Deadline for registration is August 30
This training is approved for CE in supervision for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain C7 and chemical dependency professionals in prevention in domain CC.
Level of Course | 100 Beginner
Racism as the Diagnosis is a workshop that explores the impact of racism as a social determinant of health in African American communities. Participants of this workshop will review the history of medical trauma within the African American community followed by a review of the present-day impact of racism on health disparities. This workshop will conclude with a discussion on effective strategies that can be utilized in local communities to promote healthcare equality and address medical trauma and mistrust of the healthcare system. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.
- Explore African American history of medical trauma that contributes to healthcare disparities and mistrust of the healthcare system.
- Review the present-day impact of racism on healthcare disparities in black communities.
- Discuss effective strategies that can be utilized in local communities to promote healthcare equality and address medical trauma and mistrust of the healthcare system.
- 9:00am – Introduction/Icebreaker
- 9:10am – Review Objectives.
- 9:15am – Part One: A historical perspective on the impact of racism, policy, and trauma on healthcare in the black community
- A review of medical experimentation
- A discussion on scientific racism and its impact on policy
- A review of racist policy that heavily impacted black health
- 10:15am – Part Two: Racism’s current impact on health disparities
- The power of belief and its impact on behavior
- A review of covid’s impact on the black community
- Current impact of chronic stress on the black community
- A look at diabetes and its correlation to racism and trauma.
- 11:15am – Part Three: Effective strategies to build trust and empower agents of change
- Using cultural differences to impact change
- Utilizing fictive kinship to impact health outcomes
- Relationship-based education
- Community partnerships
- Empowerment through narrative
- 12:00pm – Q&A
- 12:15pm – Close
Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.
Presented by Brittany Works, LMSW-CTP
Founder and Executive Director, Matters of Our Mind, LLC
Brittany is the Founder and Executive Director of Matters of Our Mind, LLC, and serves as a D&I/ antiracism consultant for educators, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders to address structural racism, understand the impact of trauma in the workspace and community, and provide evidence- based models that promote racial healing, community empowerment. As a former prison therapist and supervisor for a community based mental health team in metropolitan Atlanta, Brittany understands the impact of systemic racism and trauma, and believes that balanced historical perspective coupled with evidenced-based practices create individuals qualified to impact change. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Oakwood University and a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.
Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.
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