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Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens to Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 2-hour workshop is the fourth of a Trauma-Informed/Resiliency Series developed for leaders and organizations interested in cultivating and sustaining a trauma-informed culture. It is not possible to be a trauma-informed organization without committing to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Intentionally naming and identifying anti-racism and anti-oppression within the overarching umbrella of a trauma-informed approach is imperative. Due to the widespread impact of trauma and racism experienced by children and families, especially underrepresented communities, the need for a deeper understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is imperative. Introduction of the emerging C-ACEs will be discussed as well as the ADDRESSING Cultural Framework. Public institutions and services have longstanding practices and policies that are often trauma-inducing themselves. These practices interfere with achieving the desired outcomes and can be retraumatizing for individuals who enter these systems.

This workshop is intended to take an honest look at the many forms of racism, socio-cultural events, and its impact on health equity. Presenters will review key elements of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Using the trauma-informed lens will help create an equitable future and mitigate further familial, generational, systemic racism and trauma.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of oppression, the many forms of racism, and the various types of traumas.
  • Recognize how historical, generational, and systemic racism and trauma has impacted the lives of those they serve.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on health equity.
  • Consider how trauma-informed principles might prevent future traumatization.
  • Identify steps to create a culture of diversity, equity, including, and belonging.




Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
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