Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma

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April 22 & 29, 2021
9 – 11 am PT



This course is designed for school-based health providers. After this course, participants will be able to:
  • Apply a racially-sensitive, trauma-informed framework to uncover the hidden trauma wounds that often underpin the health disparities that stifle the lives of African American and other children and families of color.
  • Effectively assess and treat the hidden wounds of racial trauma.
  • List strategies that therapists and other health providers can employ when working from a racially-sensitive, trauma-informed framework.
  • Demonstrate how the unrecognized, unexplored, and/or unresolved racially-based attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of providers can often impede the effective delivery of services to racially traumatized clients.
  • List strategies for effectively communicating with school administration, teachers and other school staff about racial trauma that may be impacting students’ mental and physical health, experience of school, behaviors in the classroom, and/or academic outcomes.


  • School-based health center (SBHC) staff and providers
  • School-based behavioral health providers
  • School administrators, teachers, counselors, nurses, and other school staff
  • Community health providers working in schools


Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD

Dr. Hardy is a professor of family therapy and the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. He maintains a private practice in New York City and is the founder and president of the Eikenberg Academy of Social Justice.


Date: April 22 and 29, 2021

Time: 9 – 11 am, PT

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free