Addressing Racial Trauma: Increasing Awareness and Developing Strategies

Training Description:

This 1-hour training is designed to provide participants with information on the impacts of racial trauma, ways to promote equity in therapeutic environments, and how to support healing in treatment. This training begins with a brief introduction to trauma-informed care, trauma, and types of racial trauma. The training explores the impact of racial trauma and the presence of daily occurrences that fuel experiences of racial trauma. The training emphasizes that developing safety and addressing racial trauma is an ongoing practice that requires people to reflect on systems and how people interact with the people they serve each day. Through this, participants will explore ways to increase safety and equity within treatment leading to the promotion of healing.

Training Objectives:

After participating in this training participants will be able to:

  1. Define racial trauma
  2. Describe the impact of racial trauma
  3. Describes what fuels the ongoing experiences of racial trauma
  4. Describe ways to promote equity and healing

Continuing Education Credits:

Discipline Approval Statement
Licensed Social Worker This program has been approved for 1 Social Work Continuing Education hour(s) for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D91918
Licensed Psychologist CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Berkshire AHEC at For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at 1 CE Hour(s).
MA Licensed Mental Health Counselor This program has been approved for 1 Category I MaMHCA hours for re-licensure in accordance with 262 CMR. MEACP Authorization 23-0337.
MA Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor This course has been approved by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/LADC Unit for 1 contact hours for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Assistants.
MA Registered Nurse Program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing244 CMR 5.04.
MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Certification # PC-042319.
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Please allow 3-4 weeks for email delivery of any CE Credit certificates from Berkshire AHEC, the CE Credit provider.