A Trauma-Informed Lens for Addressing Race-Based Incidents

Friday, April 07, 2023 - Friday, April 07, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

At Blackwell Ballroom

Facilitator: Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton, Dean of Health & Wellness and Director of Counseling Center at Susquehanna University
Friday, April 7 from 12:00-2:00pm; lunch provided
Please register @ https://forms.gle/sKuDnYbwfuGBwMXx5 by March 30th.
The first 25 people to register will receive the book, 35 Dumb Things that Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say that Widen the Diversity Gap by Maura Cullen

How can we take meaningful steps toward creating more socially equitable learning environments?  At predominately white universities, students of color continue to experience discrimination, social isolation, and psychological challenges throughout their educational experiences. For example, micro aggressions, conversations about race or racially-based issues, and stereotype threat take a toll and can affect their ability to learn.  In this two-hour workshop, Dr. Pearson-Wharton offers practical steps and guidance for educators to effectively address race-based trauma in learning spaces.  

For nearly 20 years Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton has dedicated herself to helping students maximize their learning, health and well-being, and personal growth. Currently, she is the Dean of Health & Wellness and Director of Counseling Center at Susquehanna University. She has served as an Assistant Dean, Assistant Vice President, Counseling Center Director, Staff Psychologist, Academic Advisor, Career Counselor and even a Hall Director. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Counselor Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Program provided by CAPS.  Funding for this workshop was made possible in part by grant number 5H79SM084035-02 from SAMHSA: Well Lancers: Creating a Culture of Well-Being with Expanded Mental Health Services. The views expressed in written materials or publication and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA, or HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Lunch provided by the Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE)

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