Participants will be introduced to simple strategies and tools for broaching the topic of race with children and families. These can be used in reflective supervision by clinical supervisors, lead teachers, program managers, and executive directors to engage with children on the topic of race in a developmentally effective way and to talk with families about race-related topics.
Course created on January 22, 2019
Course Type: Video, Audio
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- After this course, participants will be able to explain how race as an experience of trauma is different from the terms culture and ethnicity.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the appropriate focus for conversations on race using the Racially Assessment Protocol for Partnering (RAPP) within a relationship-based framework.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the use of RAPP tools and techniques for conversations with diverse children and families.
|5-20 Minutes||Structural basis for confounding race, culture, and ethnicity|
|20-35 Minutes||Tools and approaches to bridge racial divides|
|35-50 Minutes||Continuum of broaching styles|
Marva Lewis, PhD
Dr. Lewis earned a PhD in Sociocultural Psychology and is an Associate Professor at Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is Adjunct Faculty at Fielding University in the doctoral program in Infant Mental Health. She completed her dissertation with Dr. Robert Emde and Dr. O. J. Harvey at University of Colorado, Boulder and a post-doctoral Zero to Three fellowship with Drs. Joy Osofsky and Charles Zeanah at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She serves as a consultant with the Infant Toddler Court Program (ITCP) focusing on reducing racial disparities in child welfare. She is a member of the National ITCP Leadership team and currently President of the Louisiana Infant Mental Health Association. She is the Founder and Director of the Center for Natural Connections (CNC) that provides programs centered on the everyday routine of combing hair as an opportunity for parents to connect with their children, culture, and community. CNC interventions address the legacy Colorism from the historical trauma of slavery and parental acceptance or rejection of children. In 2017 Dr. Lewis co-authored the Ubunto Program for Emotional Wellness web-based curriculum for the Take Action for Health national initiative that uses culturally valid, community-based strategies to heal from historical trauma as well as everyday modern stressors facing African American communities. This curriculum has been translated into Spanish as, Compartiendo el Café y Chocolate for Latino.
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