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Event Name

The Experience of Trauma Among Black Youth
For: General public
Provided by: SafeGuards Training

Date and Time

Fri Jun 15, 2018 (This event is over)
9:30 - 4:00pm


Toronto, ON

Event Description

African Americans/Canadians have histories of trauma as a result of slavery and continue to suffer racism, oppression and sustained poverty in the present. In addition to traumatic life events experienced by so many children and youth involved in children's services, Black children may also experience this invisible trauma. If we don't take into account the impact of past cultural abuses and ongoing micro-aggressions, we risk not fully understanding the context of the behaviour of Black youth and fail to support them. It is essential for anyone involved in a helping relationship to develop skills which allow them to foster culturally specific approaches which ensures that the individual's experience is not diminished.

Participants will:
-Develop awareness of the existence and impact of trauma on racialized populations
-Review key concepts of racial trauma such as systemic helplessness and micro-aggressions and their impact
-Learn how to ask questions and maintain respectful dialogue around difficult topics such as cultural difference and racism

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Registration Info
Group Discount: 20% off groups of 4 or more from one agency.

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This event is listed under these topics

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Multicultural, ethno-specific
Last modified Mar 22, 2018 6:30pm
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