course »Radical Healing for BIPOC Youth and Families: The Impact of Colonialism and Race on Youth and Families in Child Welfare

Date: 7/8/2022, 3:00 pm—4:30 pm
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
The focus of this training is to honor the toll of racial trauma on Queer BIPOC communities, to explore ways to resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy in our work as psychologists and mental health service providers. The training will facilitate conversations around personal accountability, collective action, and collective healing by connecting liberation psychology theory and praxis to achieve mental health justice and explore ways to decolonize therapeutic community spaces. Addressing anti-Blackness and white supremacy in community mental health is relevant to the overall health of foster youth, youth in probation, or youth at risk of involvement in systems as it addresses ways to shape change in systems that have been historically oppressive to queer, black, indigenous youth and children of color. Examining racism in mental health will be done through fostering dialogues around personal and collective accountability of service providers working within organizations that serve Queer BIPOC communities.