This presentation will outline examples of racial disparities in health, reframe these disparities as transgenerational effects of the trauma of racism, and will describe actions that can be taken to overcome these adverse health effects.
Participants will differentiate between prejudice, bias, and racism
Participants will name two examples of racial health disparities
Participants will describe three ways to overcome racial trauma
Relevance this presentation has to social work: Social workers provide essential services in health care, particularly in mental health, and in maximizing access to wellness-related services. As racial and ethnic minorities tend to have poorer physical and mental health outcomes in the U.S., it is important for social workers to understand the transgenerational effects that racism has had on health, and how to assist in eliminating health disparities.
Racial and ethnic minorities in the United States have been marginalized and oppressed for centuries. Between the social determinants of health, and the epigenetic effects of the trauma of racism, quality of life has impacted BIPOC populations disproportionately. This presentation directly addresses the injustices racism has wreaked on the health of BIPOC populations.
Who Should Attend: Direct Service Providers, Administrative Professionals, Teachers, Children's Therapists, Youth Pastors, Juvenile Justice Professionals, Youth, or any other professions specializing in children and youth services.
Continuing Education Information:
This summit is approved for 1.0 credit for Social Workers (MI-CEC). This summit’s training hour meets the MDHHS training requirement for Children's Mental Health Professionals (CMHP). Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for its entirety to receive credits, including any Q&A portions. Late arrivals and early departures will result in the deduction of awarded training hours & credits.
If you have questions regarding the training, contact Marika Orme at Morme1@dwihn.org