An Introduction to Racial Trauma in Black Youth

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm 
via Zoom -- details to come

ISSL Members ($25 per person) • Non-Members ($30 per person)

Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated the Black community was facing a “double whammy” due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest. Additionally, research has shown that psychological distress is linked to high rates of racial trauma and has contributed to thoughts and acts of suicide for Black children. This workshop will explore the signs of distress that professionals can be aware of when engaging Black youth both in-person and in a virtual setting. Educators and mental health professionals can benefit from learning play therapy techniques to engage Black children and families in the healing process.

Participants will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to use play therapy in virtually any setting to help Black children and families address the stress of racial trauma in America.