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RACIAL STRESS AND COMPLEX TRAUMA

Listening With Justice-Impacted Citizens

Those directly impacted by our criminal justice system suffer lasting and complex trauma. Violence, isolation, and everyday life as one of society’s targets of fear and aggression mean that survivors take on central nervous systems geared toward fight, flight, and freeze. Repeated betrayals and lack of accountability from well-intentioned authority figures make trust next to impossible. From a broader view, all of us are implicated in our society's facts and fantasies about what a criminal is and what punishment should look like.


Those of us who feel un-impacted by systemic injustice and racial caste also suffer bouts of hypo/hyperarousal, cognitive dysfunction, and primitive ego impingements when confronted by facts too difficult for our psyche to absorb and accept. Becoming available for listening and hearing means committing to a deeper self-reflection. Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe an advocacy perspective about trauma and criminal justice

  • Identify the service needs of justice-impacted persons

  • Discuss dynamics of racial caste in service organizations


FREE ONLINE EVENT

Offered Wednesdays 

12 - 1:30 PM ET

 

ANTI-RACIST APPLIED PSYCHOANALYTIC CLINICAL TRAINING & TREATMENT

This semester-long course addresses gaps in racial literacy and complex trauma in clinical training and treatment. This approach to racial literacy has a hybrid methodology in applied psychoanalysis and trauma therapy.

Talking about race in the treatment setting requires clinicians with curiosity and a desire to explore more deeply one's own complex color and color complexes. 


1. Neurology: The body-mind of racial stress response

    1.1 Complex trauma and racial stress injury

    1.2 Categories in conversation--how does race become real?

    1.3 Skills of racial literacy: recognize, reset and re-tell

2. Social psychoanalysis: how society designates love and aggression

    2.1 Knowing and unknowing, the dynamics of shame

   2.2 Money as replacement, labor as dispute 

   2.3 Love, empathy, and social segregation

3. Treatment modalities: trauma-informed listening

    3.1 Following the contact to avoid overstimulation

    3.2 Developing curiosity of self in relation

    3.3 Countertransference in community conversation

 

RETURNING FROM
JAILS AND PRISONS: 
TOOLS FOR
JUSTICE & CARE

A TWO-DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP

This two-day workshop gives an introduction and opportunity to practice key skills for people returning from jails and prisons and the service providers who wish to offer better care. Learn valuable skills in trauma-informed care and education, racial literacy, advocacy arts, and entrepreneurship.

NIA LANCELIN-BRANTLY

ARTS

RAY TEBOUT

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LYDIA YORK

EDUCATION

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