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Trauma Informed Must be Race Informed: Culturally-Affirming Mental Health P...

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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North

Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Trauma Informed Must be Race Informed: Culturally Affirming Mental Health Practices to Partner with Families and Redirect Behaviors in Classrooms



This 3-hour workshop is for school-based mental health providers and educators ready to explore the connections between trauma-informed principles, racial trauma, and cultural resilience. This workshop is designed to cultivate responses to complex questions, including: How do we, as therapists and educators, develop practices of continuous self-reflection and self-examination, related to our work within and across cultural difference? How can we come alongside teachers who want “non-compliant” children of color to leave their classroom and offer them strategies to stay connected? How can we partner with our students’ families differently, so they can support their child in school, even when their own school experiences may carry trauma memories?

Through a review of Rites of Passage material, short lecture, role play and group discussions, participants will be guided in how to apply culturally relevant approaches with students, teachers, and parents to their own classroom or mental health practice. This workshop concludes with discussion of barriers and opportunities for implementing culturally-affirming practices in school communities.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the layers of complexity in helping children of color with racial, generational trauma histories confidently engage in classroom learning.
  2. Gain knowledge of outcome research and program design in offering school-based mental health through a cultural wellness lens.
  3. Increase knowledge of strategies to engage students and parents using a culturally-affirming lens.
  4. Prepare own action plan for how to implement strategies in own setting.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for clinicians and educators.

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Intermediate

CEU Information

  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy: 3.5 CEUs
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy: 3 CEUs
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work: 3 CEUs

Presenter Biographies

Benita Amedee (LPPC) received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in the Family Track. She has worked for over twenty-five years in various setting with clients throughout the life span. Dr. Amedee has earned a certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and has completed professional training in Trauma Informed-Child Parent Psychotherapy. She is part of a pilot program with the state providing mental health consultation to childcare providers. She has been providing school-based services for the past 5 years. Services include individual therapy for the students, in-home therapy for families, and consultation to staff on the effects of mental health and trauma on behaviors and education.

Cristina Combs (MSW) is a licensed clinical social worker and clinical supervisor of a school-based, culturally-affirming mental health program in St. Paul. Cristina has over 10 years of experience providing in-home and outpatient therapy, in English and in Spanish, to children, youth, couples, and families, as well as seven years of experience as a clinical supervisor. In therapy and in supervision, Cristina collaborates with individuals to build increased connection, self-love, and understanding. She strives to provide culturally-affirming services that honor individual, family, and ancestral strengths, and she attends to issues of social justice as essential components of clinical practice. Cristina uses frameworks that include trauma-informed care, family systems therapy, harm reduction, and narrative therapy.

Additional presenters include Evette Farley (LPCC) and Mary Her (LICSW).

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