Racism as the Diagnosis: Exploring Racism and Medical Trauma as Social Determinants of Health and Effective Strategies for Change
MAY 26, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Deadline for registration is May 25
3 CE Credits
This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domains CC and C7.
Level of Course | 100 Beginner
Racism as the Diagnosis: Exploring Racism and Medical Trauma as Social Determinates of Health and Effective Strategies for Change 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 – Objectives
- 9:15am – Presentation
- 12:00pm – Questions
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 of Matters of Our Mind, LLC
Brittany is the Founder and Executive Director of Matters of Our Mind, LLC, and serves as a D&I/ anti-racism 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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