Understanding & Identifying Racial Trauma

Location Details
Virtual conference
Caring hands


Survivors of violent acts or disasters, emergency responders, abuse victims, and combat veterans are often associated with the risk of developing PTSD and many clinicians are well-equipped to provide services for those populations. When trauma and PTSD are related to experiences involving racism and oppression, the mental health community is less prepared.

Join us for this event where Dr. Monnica Williams will provide an overview of the cultural factors relevant to the most common ethnic and racial minority groups, with an emphasis on understanding and assessing PTSD caused by racial trauma. She will describe the various facets of racial trauma, including the experience of historical, cultural, and individual trauma, and how these may or may not fit into a DSM-5 framework. The presenter will provide techniques attendees can utilize to assess race-based stress and trauma, including validated self-report measures and clinical interviews. She will also describe a group treatment for race-based trauma that has been successfully implemented at several VA facilities.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define racial trauma and the cultural considerations in treating race-based PTSD.
  • Describe how racial trauma may develop and be maintained.
  • Utilize validated techniques and assessments to evaluate race-based stress and trauma.
    • uOttawa Racial/Ethnic Stress & Trauma Scale

Date and Time

Monday, February 28, 2022
10 AM – 12 PM


Regular rate: $100


To register please click here.

Contact information

For information, please contact Robyn Sauret.

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