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OARTY Webinar - Working with Black Youth and Families Amidst Racial Trauma - in Partnership with SafeGuards Training 

Monday, October 26, 2020  
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Black youth and families have been experiencing racial trauma against their bodies for generations and this has contributed to the issues of physical and mental health and the way in which black people receive services.  

Considering recent events of anti-black racism in North America, it is important to acknowledge the immediate and vicarious trauma experienced by black youth and their families on account of racial trauma.

This 2.5 hour webinar will look at the differential experiences of Black bodies as it pertains to the hierarchy of race, and subsequently why anti-black racism must be the focus when dealing with black people and addressing trauma.

This will be an opportunity to have some discussion on how to address issues of anti-black racism to best serve people you support.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how Historical Trauma presents today
  2. Recognize the impact of Racial Trauma on Black Bodies/ Anti- Black Racism
  3. Describe symptoms of Racial Trauma
  4. Understand similarities between Trauma Informed Care and Anti –Oppressive/Anti-racism care.
  5. Describe actionable steps to address issues of anti-black racism with youth and families

Course Format

Live Webinar using Zoom with Instructor and online support

Instructor: Charmaine Lane M.Sc., RP

Charmaine is an experienced client-centered therapist providing counselling and psychotherapy using a holistic approach; treating the whole person, taking into account the mental and social factors.  She has over 13 years of experience in the mental health and counselling fields and has worked with children, adolescent, and adult clients with a wide range of presenting issues.

Her training is from a psychosocial perspective, giving her not only clinical, psychological and emotional insight into people’s behaviors and needs but also looks through the lens of social determinants and how that contributes to a person’s psychological health. Charmaine is trained in several modalities including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy within an Anti- Oppressive/Anti- Racism framework.

She is an advocate for Young People of color and has rallied on their behalf. She is experienced in the area of trauma and how it affects racialized youth.  She is a sessional Equity Trainer for The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and a Sessional Trainer for Safeguard’s where she provides training on trauma in relation to Black youth and families. She has worked in various capacities within the area of counseling and psychotherapy and most recently as a Clinical Supervisor in Children’s Mental Health at the Griffin Centre and her own practice.

October 21, 2020 - Please note that we are experiencing difficulties with our online payment system. We are working to fix this issue. In the meantime, if you wish to register and pay via credit card, please select "pay by invoice" to complete your registration and then contact us at 905-475-5437 to complete the payment. We apologize for this inconvenience.