Addressing Historical and Ending Contemporary Racial Inequities in Schools

A Call to Action: Addressing Historical and Ending Contemporary Racial Inequities in Schools

Live Webinar
Tuesday, September 22nd
2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

As we continue to grapple with the overwhelming aspects of an international pandemic, parents across the nation have taken to both the streets and school boardrooms to demand change around systemic racism and its devastating effects. The stories about racism currently saturating the media are more than simply stories for African Americans and other families of color – they are examples of their lived experiences enduring trauma, racism, and oppression. These historical and on-going traumas have led and continue to lead to academic and social disparities nationwide.

Please join us as we explore the historical and contemporary racial inequities faced by Black, indigenous, and other children of color, and the impacts these inequities have on children and their families, staff, and the trauma-sensitive. This webinar will explore resilience-oriented strategies for addressing these impacts at the individual, school, and community level to promote healing and resilience and build a just future for schools, staff, and children.

Principals, teachers, parents, mental health professionals, law enforcement

Learning Objectives:

* Define historical trauma and systemic racism
* Describe the impacts to individuals, schools, and communities
* Explain three trauma-sensitive, resilience-oriented strategies to address the impacts
Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, CPCS, CCMP, is the Director of Children and Trauma-Informed Services at the National Council for Behavioral Health. She provides training and technical assistance specific to children’s behavioral health (prevention through intervention and maintenance) as well as works with schools on becoming trauma-sensitive. As a licensed professional counselor and an educational psychologist by training, she has almost 20 years working within the children’s system of care space. She has worked in multiple communities looking at building comprehensive community prevention plans and worked with schools on implementing their prevention programming as a part of her work.


This webinar will provide 45 minutes for Q&A at the end of the presentation.
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Date and Time

Tue, September 22, 2020

2:00pm - 3:30pm