Invisible Individuals and Systemic Racism: What Can You Do to Be Anti-Racist?
This training was presented on
January 5, 2023
Anti-Racism, Systemic Racism, Critical Race Theory. These are concepts and ideas that most of us did not encounter in our training. Once encountered, a valid question is, “What can I as an individual do about a problem so longstanding and so big?” This workshop will be a conversation with the group regarding that singular question. What can we, as one person, do to be anti-racist, to support and even advocate for not just the person in front of us but also for our communities?
- Discuss the more recent terms used for this conversation and why this is important.
- Learn micro-level strategies for working with families.
- Learn community-level strategies.
Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child- and family-serving organizations.
TRAINING MATERIALS & RESOURCES:
- Presentation Deck (3 slides/page)
- Presentation Deck (1 slide/page)
- How Covid-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men
- Healing Interpersonal and Racial Trauma: Integrating Racial Socialization Into Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for African American Youth
- Anthropology in the Clinic: The Problem of Cultural Competency and How to Fix it
- Dr. Isha Metzger’s website
- Systemic Racism Explained (4:23)
- Black Men Have the Shortest Lifespans of Any Americans. This Theory Explains Why. (2:37)
- Mental Health Practice With Immigrant and Refugee Youth: A Socioecological Framework by H. Ellis, S. Abdi, J. Winer.
- The National Child Trauma Stress Network (NCTSN): Resources
- Community Tool Box (University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development)
MEET THE SPEAKER
Dr. Michael Gomez is Clinical Instructor at Bradley Hospital, Lifespan Institute, a teaching hospital for the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He was previously director of the Adversity and Resilience Community Center (ARCC), a child trauma behavioral health clinic in Texas where he was also Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University Psychological Sciences; the Texas Tech University College of Education; and the TTUHSC School of Nursing. He was previously faculty at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect/Child Study Center Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Oklahoma University Health and Sciences Center.
Dr. Gomez specializes in Trauma-Focused CBT, treatment of adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB), PCIT, TARGET, and assessment of autism spectrum disorders. He is a Nationally Certified TF-CBT Trainers and a Nationally Certified CE-CERT Trainer, a model for addressing burnout and vicarious trauma in providers. He is a co-chair for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s (NCTSN) Trauma and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Workgroup.