Racism as Trauma: Implications for Helping Professionals

Presenter: Dr. Fran Kaplan, Nurturing Diversity Partners

Description: Over the past 30 years, educators and social service providers have been introduced to the evolving theory and practices of trauma-informed care. Treatment tends to focus on facilitating an individual’s or family’s recovery and resiliency. But what if the very country you live in is traumagenic? This talk explores the 400-year history and impacts of the USA’s racial hierarchy, its implications for all Americans, and what caring professionals can do to make a difference.