Trauma-Informed Care for Children of Color: What's Culture Got to do With It?

Thursday February 2, 2023
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Room 103-106

In this session, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji and Dr. Constance West will discuss the limitations of current, school-based, trauma-informed care programs to fully address the academic and socio-emotional needs of children of color. In addition, Drs. West-Olatunji and West assert that existing trauma-informed care programs lack sufficient focus on structural factors (such as race-based trauma) that often impact academic performance and socio-emotional well-being. Finally, Drs. West-Olatunji & West will identify how educators, clinicians, and parents can infuse culture-centered knowledge, skills, and interventions into school-based, trauma-informed care programs to maximize outcomes in school, home, and clinical settings.

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