Beyond the Individual: A Community Beset by Racial Trauma

When

Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 10:00AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Where

This is a LIVE ONLINE Webinar and will take place via Zoom. Instructions on how to access Zoom will be sent via email following event registration. 

Contact

Alexis Rodgers, LMSW
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
631-471-7242 ext 1315
arodgers@mhaw.org

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.

Who Should Attend: 

Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and any professional that is working in the mental health field. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will receive an overview of an organized taxonomy of trauma and a framework for how it impacts communities
  • Participants will be able to differentiate between trauma at the individual level and at the population level
  • Participants will be able to explain racial trauma, identify the social determinants, and recognize its effects
  • Participants will explore considerations for clinical practice
  • Participants will understand healing from an African-centered perspective. Participants will explore interventions to employ with black clients

 

APPROVED FOR 3 CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

LIVE ONLINE WEBINAR

(LMSW/LCSW/LMHC/LCAT/LMFT)

Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. (Provider #0156)

Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. (Provider #MHC-0014)

Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider #MFT-0010)

Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. (Provider #CAT-0004)
 

Certificate of completion will be provided after the return of completed evaluation (via email).

Registration fee: $75.00

About the Presenter

 

Dr. Monique Swift, proprietor of Swift Solutions Consultant Services, LLC, is a psychologist, 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. She offers Trauma-Informed Care consultation to organizations that want to become trauma-informed.

Dr. Swift is often involved in efforts toward racial social justice. She does extensive volunteer work which tends to either directly or indirectly benefit oppressed and under-served populations and typically involves grassroots and civic organizing, personal and community empowerment, and addresses issues of racial inequality, and racial trauma. Dr. Swift serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for Volunteers of America, the Newark Community Collaborative Board, Torchlight Educational Academy, and the Union County Juvenile Conference Committee under the Family Division of the Superior Court. Since 2014, she has served as an executive board member of the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Black Psychologist, where she currently serves as Chapter President.