Community Event: Impact of Structural Racism on Children and Families

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Community Event: Impact of Structural Racism on Children and Families

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Brought to you by: New York State Office of Mental Health & the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

This webinar will examine the impact of racism and racial trauma on children’s mental health. It will explore how intergenerational, racial trauma affects children’s mental health and development. It will also examine how bias leads to under-recognition of mental health concerns among children of color relative to their white counterparts, as well as differences in the diagnoses and treatment options offered to each group. Finally, the webinar will look at how racism within the criminal justice system has led to the disproportionate incarceration of Black and Brown parents, and the subsequent impact on their children’s mental health, well-being, and risk of future justice system involvement. The webinar will conclude with steps that mental health providers can take to identify and counter the impact of racism and racial trauma on children and families, as well as to address bias within their own practice.
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