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Race-Based Trauma: The Missing Piece of the Trauma Conversation

Monday, February 26, 2018
9:30 am11:30 am
Center for Child Protection, 8509 FM 969, Building 1, Austin, TX 78724

Cost: $30
CEUs: 2 continuing education hours will be available for social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and psychology.
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Child welfare advocates, therapists, teachers, and others who work with children and families across the nation have engaged in the trauma informed care conversation for numerous years yet there has been a missing aspect of the conversation, race-based trauma. What prevents advocates from engaging in this aspect of the conversation? What is race-based trauma? Can we effectively engage families if we are not prepared to deal with the whole person? This workshop will lead participants in a discussion about race-based trauma, the impact on family engagement, and the importance of acknowledging this often ignored type of trauma.

Tanya N. Rollins, MSW, is employed in the fields of child welfare and higher education. She has worked in the Texas child welfare system for twenty-seven years in roles as an investigator, intake specialist, intake supervisor, training specialist, and training manager. She is currently the Child Protective Services Dis-proportionality Manager for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She is an adjunct faculty member at Texas State University-San Marcos in the School of Social Work. She has taught courses in cultural diversity, team work, communication, popular culture, minority relations, policy, and youth culture at several universities.

The mission of the Austin Child Guidance Center is to improve the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment to help them develop the emotional skills to face life’s challenges.

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