Jun 8 2017: 8:45am–12:00pm

Trauma Based Culturally Competent Care to Children, Adolescents and Families

The Bradley Hospital Department of Social Work will host its first annual Social Work and Counseling Conference. This training is geared towards social workers, mental health counselors, and family therapists in addition to other mental health providers. World-renowned speaker Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD, will present on the topic of racial trauma. Beverages and light snacks will be offered. Please find additional details further below.

Register Online

The program fee is $65. You may register online or by calling the Department of Behavioral Education at 401-432-1087. Online registration closes on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Seating is limited; early registration is encouraged. Continuing education credits will be available as designated/stated. CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.  

For refund/cancellation information please email bradleyconferencesup@lifespan.org or call Liz DeFreitas at 401-432-1087. Conference fees are not refundable. Should unforeseen circumstances cause you to no longer be available on the date of your conference, you may send an alternate attendant to the event at no additional charge. To request such a change, please email Pat Perry at pperry@lifespan.org

Additional Information

Topic Summary
Racial trauma is an inescapable by-product of persistent exposure to repressive circumstances that emotionally, psychologically, and physically devastates one’s sense of self while simultaneously depleting one’s strategies for coping. It is a life altering and debilitating experience that affects countless numbers of people of color over multiple generations. Unfortunately, the failure to consider the interrelationship between racial oppression and trauma limits our ability to work effectively with the People of Color who live in the midst of sociocultural conditions that are injurious to their psyches and souls. Even when clinical work is trauma informed, it rarely devotes adequate attention to racial oppression and the pervasive trauma associated with it.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
1.  Identify and critically assess the invisible wounds associated with racial trauma;
2.  Recognize specific strategies designed to effectively treat and/or manage racially-based   trauma wounds; 
3.  Recognize strategies for identifying Self of the Therapist/Provider issues that may facilitate and/or impede the effective management of racially based trauma issues in the helping and therapeutic relationship.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.      

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.