JANUARY 20, 2022

10AM-2:30PM PST


Pre-work and Resources

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Historical and Racial Trauma


This training will provide an overview of both historical and current day racial trauma, including how they affect child and family outcomes. Participants will engage in in-depth discussion about specific experiences that are shared by entire communities and that can result in cumulative emotional and psychological wounds that are carried across generations. An in-depth discussion about historical events as the root of multigenerational trauma also will be a part of the training.


Learners will:

  • Describe historical and racial trauma, including causes and symptoms   
  • Explain the attachment cycle and how it plays out within a variety of settings
  • Identify strategies to help children and families heal from historical and racial trauma.


Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child- and family-serving organizations.

Save the Dates! Participants will be invited to attend two processing sessions following this training. Read more about these sessions below.


Participants in this Historical and Racial Trauma training are invited to attend 2 processing sessions facilitated by Educational Equity Institute staff. The first processing session will allow members of the same racial identity to process feelings, emotions, and thoughts about the content provided during the training. The second processing session will bring all participants back together to promote collective action towards equity and justice for children and families.

Processing Session Objectives;

  • Engage in brave conversations about race, racism, and trauma
  • Gain a greater understanding of the content provided during the training
  • Engage in cross-cultural conversations about race, racism, and trauma.

Save these Dates!
Historical and Racial Trauma Processing Sessions

Invitations for these sessions will be provided at the end of the Historical & Racial Trauma training.

February 9, 2022

10-11:30AM PST
Participants may attend one of two concurrent sessions (BIPOC, White)
February 11, 2022
Noon-2PM PST
Collective session for all participants


Jen Neitzel, PhD

Executive Director, Educational Equity Institute


Dr. Jen Neitzel is the Executive Director of the Educational Equity Institute, which is focused on eliminating the educational and opportunity gaps within communities through systems level change. Prior to this work, Jen was a Research Scientist and Technical Assistance Provider at FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill for 15 years. During her time at FPG, her work focused on implicit bias; disparities in suspensions and expulsions; trauma; and culturally responsive anti-bias practices. Jen is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and is also is the author of the book Achieving Equity and Justice in Education through the Work of Systems Change.


Leondra Garrett

Facilitator, Educational Equity Institute

Leondra Garrett is an organizer, resource advocate, and leading community activist. Her passion for building capacity within marginalized communities has led her to work on second chance citizen rights, housing justice and community engagement initiatives. A believer in telling more complete narratives about economic mobility, Leondra provides critical analysis and on-the-ground insight on the lives of those closest to society’s most challenging issues. Leondra was born and raised in Charlotte, NC where she currently resides and continues to lead and partake in social justice movements.

Justin Perry, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI

Facilitator, Educational Equity Institute

  • Justin Perry is the founder of Perry Counseling Healing and Recovery PLLC, where he specializes in treating individuals who struggle with shame, insecurity, and personal relationships. He has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, and/or are managing mental health and substance use disorders. Additionally, he has provided trauma- informed training for teachers, administrators, and support staff at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Perry earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology as well as his Master’s in Social Work, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.