Bringing Racial Inequities into Focus

As we continue to grapple with the overwhelming aspects of an international pandemic, people across our nation have taken to the streets with peaceful, but impactful demonstrations to demand change surrounding systemic racism and its devastating effects. Historical and ongoing traumas experienced by Black people and other people of color intensify the impact of physical and behavioral health disparities in care that permeate throughout our health care system.

This webinar explored social justice, racial inequality and systematic change. Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, the National Council’s director of children and trauma-informed services, led attendees through strategies for applying a trauma-informed resiliency-oriented lens to recognize and break down the barriers of racial inequities.