course »Reclaiming Identity and Healing Through Decolonization

Date: 5/6/2022, 10:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
The youth and families we serve often have experienced various traumas including through systemic oppression, familial trauma and more. This training will shed light on the relationship between colonization, white supremacy culture, and trauma, including intergenerational, community/collective, and individual traumatic experiences. We identify the impact of trauma through a neuropsychological, biological, emotional, and behavioral lens, as it pertains to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) from a liberation psychology perspective, while highlighting the historical and current impact of these experiences on BIPOC identity and wellbeing. These various lenses can give us a better understanding of the youth and families we serve, allowing us to create more effective strategies to support their wellbeing and growth by departing from traditional western ideologies of wellbeing and practicing cultural humility.