Addressing the Invisibility and Criminalization of Black Girls: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Friday, October 20, 2023

8:30 am - 11:30 am, In Person

Angela Gray, MSW, EdS
School Social Worker, East Alton School District

Preferred registration deadline: October 13th

This workshop will be held in person at the Brown School

3 CEUs

Implicit biases and discriminatory practices in society and schools often make Black girls feel invisible. At the same time, these biases and practices also lead to the criminalization of Black girls, resulting in higher rates of suspension, sexual exploitation, and encounters with the juvenile justice system.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the history and impact of different kinds of stereotypes and discipline practices that victimize Black girls. The developmental consequences of these traumas will be explored. Participants will walk away with culturally responsive strategies and trauma-informed interventions to help Black girls heal.

This workshop meets the Missouri & Illinois social work licensure requirement for 3 hours of continuing education in diversity/cultural competency/humility.

General Admission: $60**

Class size is limited to 25.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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