Black youth and families have been experiencing racial trauma against their bodies for generations and this has contributed to the issues of physical and mental health and the way in which black people receive services.
Historic trauma, as a result of colonialism, slavery and oppression, is passed on to future generations and impacts entire communities. Individuals can also experience trauma directly or indirectly through prejudice and race-based violence. Efforts to address this disparity may be ineffective if they fail to acknowledge the impact of racism, historic and present-day, and the resulting trauma.
This will be an opportunity to learn and have some discussion on how to address implicit bias, take actionable steps to incorporate change in your work and in the workplace to best serve the people you support.
- Understand how trauma-informed care works within anti-oppressive and anti-racism framework
- Consider similarities and differences when working with people of African descent
- Describe how to incorporate awareness into the on-going therapeutic relationship
- Explain decolonizing strategies
- Describe actionable steps to address issues of anti-black racism with youth and families
Member Fee: $67.80 (includes HST)
Non-Member Fee: $84.75 (includes HST)
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Charmaine Lane M.Sc., RP
Charmaine is a registered Psychotherapist, a Professor at Humber and Durham College and a Consultant on issues of Racial Trauma and its effects on youth and families. She works from an anti-racism, anti-oppressive framework and is aware that no two individuals and no two situations are the same.
Charmaine is an advocate for Young People of color and has rallied on their behalf and is experienced in Trauma and how it affects Racialized Youths and most specifically youth of African descent. She is Co-Founder of Millan and Associates (past), an organization dedicated to the Reunification of Black Children in Care with their families, an associate of Balanced Living Message and Wellness Centre, a Trainer for SafeGuards and an Equity in Child Welfare Trainer for The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.
Charmaine has worked in a number of sectors including: children’s mental health, child welfare and violence against women and has been able to connect the experiences from child welfare with children’s mental health giving her a rich overview from a psychosocial perspective. She has a wealth of experience in the areas of: assessment and testing, individual and group counselling, addiction and mental health, trauma, and providing both short and long term interventions.