Addressing Racial Trauma: Effective Strategies to Help Justice-Involved African American Youth Cope With the Impact of Racism 

Racial trauma, a continuing consequence of historical trauma, has rendered an excessive adverse impact in African American communities. Research has revealed a correlation between racism and trauma. This workshop examines the relationship between exposure to racial trauma and maladaptive behaviors. This workshop will provide tools for mental health clinicians practicing in juvenile correctional settings by utilizing culturally specific and evidence-based practices to identify and address racial trauma. Participants can expect an interactive experience coupled with an authentic, warm, and safe place to discuss racial trauma. 

Educational Objectives

• Define racial trauma 

• Describe three ways in which racial trauma impacts youth in the African American community

• Identify two effective strategies for addressing racial trauma in a correctional setting


Brittany Works MSW is the Executive Director of Matters of Our Mind, LLC, and serves as a consultant for community and corporate leaders to address structural racism, implicit bias, and mental health in the workplace by providing evidence-based models that promote trauma-informed care as well as culturally specific strategies to enhance business effectiveness. As a former mental health therapist in the Georgia prison system and a former supervisor for a community-based mental health team in metropolitan Atlanta, Brittany understands the impact of systemic racism and trauma and believes that balanced historical perspective coupled with evidenced-based practices creates individuals qualified to impact outcomes in their communities and places of business. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Oakwood University and a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Brittany has been recognized for exceptional leadership and commitment to her community. 

Webinar Fee:

$59 ($49 for CCHPs), includes access to the powerpoint presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.0 hours for ACCME, ADA, ANCC, APA and CCHP.

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When and Where
  • 9/14/2021 11:00 AM CDT
  • 9/30/2022 11:59 PM CDT
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL