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    Racial Trauma Information and Resources

    ​The trauma of racism refers to the cumulative, negative impact of racism on the lives of people of color. It encompasses the emotional, psychological, physical, economic and social effects of multigenerational and historical trauma. Trauma includes the damaging effects of ongoing societal and intra-social-group racial microaggressions, internalized racism, overt racist experiences, discrimination,oppression, and institutional racism within the lives of people of color. For people of color, the burden of racial trauma, race-based stress, and institutional racism is evidenced by the significant racial disparities in educational achievement, health outcomes, mass incarceration, wealth gaps, and employment.¹

    To learn more about Racial Trauma:

    The Link Between Racism and PTSD​ | Dr. Monnica T. Williams, University of Ottawa School of Psychology

    The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans: A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Coping Approach| Jessica R. Graham-LoPresti, PhD, Salem State University,  Tahirah Abdullah, PhD, University of Massachusetts- Boston,  Amber Calloway, MA,  University of Massachusetts- Boston & Lindsey M. West, PhD, Augusta University 

    Resources for Providers:

    Treating Mental Health in the Black Community Learn how you can better serve Black clients from therapists and trainers Donna Oriowo, PhD, LICSW, Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, LPCC, and Michael Jones, EdS, LPC-S. Hosted by Ben Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT and Education Director at SimplePractice

    Understanding Racial Trauma-Informed Interventions | Alexandra Pajak, LCSW, Social Work Today

    Uncovering the Trauma of Racism: New Tools for Clinicians | Dr. Monnica T. Williams, Psychology Today

    1. The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University Silver School of Social Work,”The Trauma of Racism” (2015). Retrieved from: https://www.issuelab.org/resources/23698/23698.pd​​