At the Heart of Healing: Critical Trauma Theory and Culturally Sustaining Behavioral Health for Latinx (Live, Online)
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About the Event
This dynamic day-long training takes participants through a journey of exploring a new theoretical approach to trauma and healing-informed behavioral health for Latinx peoples. Critical Trauma Theory (CTT), with roots in Critical Race and Cumulative, Collective and Cultural Trauma Theories, is defined, with clear strategies for implementation in practice. Participants will learn three CTT-informed innovations in behavioral health treatment. Finally, participants will be given CTT-grounded tools for Radical Self-Care, centered in post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience, to ensure we all continue to thrive and remain resilient in the work.
Anna Nelson, LCSW, is a Professor at NMSU School of Social Work and National presenter, with 26 years' experience in serving youth, their families and communities. Ms. Nelson's research focus is participatory action research to end racial disparities impacting education and behavioral health outcomes for young people. For her work in promoting social justice and equity, Ms. Nelson is the recipient of the New Mexico Education Equity Alliance (NMEEA) 2013 Annual Fueling Increasingly Relevant Education (F.I.R.E) Award and the YWCA-NM Women on the Move to Eliminate Racism Award in 2015.
- CTT in Latinx Communities$80$800$0