Trauma of Racism: Healing our National Legacy

Thursday, March 11, 2021

6:00-7:30pm GMT, 1:00-2:30pm EST, 10:00-11:30am PST

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Exploration of Emotional Trauma from Systemic Oppression - using the scientific model of Brain-Body Regulation. Major topics include research on the impact of Everyday Discrimination on mental and physical wellness and understanding how structural racism and exclusion of Sexual and Gender Minorities are a root of Health Disparity.

1 CE has been approved for this webinar. There is a $20 fee for those who need CE credits. For instructions on obtaining your CE and paying the fee, please email us at [email protected].

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Learning Objectives:

1. Describe how traumatic experience disrupts Brain-Body Regulation
2. Explain how Systemic Oppression [such as Racism or Discrimination against Sexual and Gender Minorities] has an impact on Emotional Regulation and Health
3. List three emotional states that are affected by the trauma of Discrimination


Dr. Loren Williams holds a doctoral degree in Education with concentrations in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profit Management. She operates a private practice as a Mental Health Therapist, called Dr. Lo’s Wellness, LLC. Dr. Williams believes that everyone should have access to mental wellness services and enjoys providing these services within community. Some of her areas of specialty include; trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, depression, ADHD, anxiety, stress management, and relationship conflict.

Audrey Stillerman, MD, Integrative Family Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, serves as medical director for the Office of Community Engagement’s School Health Centers. For three decades, Audrey has worked in public and private settings caring for patients, teaching medical students and residents, and advocating for equitable, holistic, trauma-informed healing-centered care for all. Audrey is the proud mother of two beloved daughters.

Dr. Patricia Rush, MD, MBA is an Internal Medicine physician who has worked with underserved populations in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She served as Medical Director of Cook County Hospital’s Emergency Room and later supervised 26 public health clinics with over 1 million visits per year. Dr. Rush retired as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rush’s scientific focus is complex chronic illness. She is Co-Founder of THEN (Center for Collaborative Study of Trauma, Health Equity, and Neurobiology) and a member of the Physician Workgroup teaching neurodevelopment for the Child Trauma Academy.

Webinar Recording

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