Historical Trauma: Impact on People of Minority Races, Cultures, and Gender

Historical Trauma: Impact on People of Minority Races, Cultures, and Gender


Crystal Aschenbrener (she/her/Dr)
Department Chair of Social Work, Social Work, Alverno College;
Janae Wright
Social Work Student, Alverno College;
Shunicka Martin
Social Work Student, Alverno College;
Tara Martin
Social Work Student, Alverno College
Karen l. Lopez
Social Work Student, Alverno College

 

Abstract: By learning and discussing historical trauma and its impact of people and their race, culture, gender, professionals can better support each other as well as our communities.
People who experience social injustice issues can be further harmed and have their oppression evaluated by historical trauma. This harm can impact our society’s ability to survive and hinder their option to thrive. By advancing our knowledge, awareness, and
skills, we can enrich our society by bringing different perspectives and offer unique connections to our communities. By learning the meanings, details, impact, and future of historical trauma from the presenters who have professional and personal experience
with historical trauma, the participants will be able to apply this informative presentation to their work environment and communities. The presentation will attempt to build on the current understanding of as well as offer solutions to moving forward. This
presentation will be informational, interactive, and future-driven.

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