course »Radical Healing: Using Healing Justice Principles to Transform Mental Health for System Involved Youth

Date: 5/24/2022, 9:00 am—11:00 am
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
This training will provide an overview of healing justice and how to use this framework to increase access to mental health supports rooted in liberation and social justice for young people most directly impacted by criminalization. Youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are more likely to be survivors of structural violence, intergenerational trauma, in addition to community and familial violence. As mental health practitioners, we have a responsibility to understand how these systems contribute to increased harm and risk of future harm for young youth and families who are disproportionately Black, Indigenous and People of Color as well as LGBTQ+. This session will explore liberatory strategies to practice other approaches and improve our work with young people experiencing criminalization.