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Death by A Thousand Nicks: Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma (Virtual)

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Death by A Thousand Nicks: Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma (Virtual)

April 7, 2023

Friday, April 7, 2023, 6:00am-9:00am (PT)

Hosted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York State Chapter. It is important for social workers to acknowledge and address the impacts of racial microaggressions and racial trauma to work toward racial healing, empowerment, and equity with clients and agencies. Professor Alvin Poussaint described the cumulative impact of microaggressions as “death by a thousand nicks”. What might seem small and insignificant can become ingrained into the very fiber of one’s being, causing the body to live in a constant state of alert.

This workshop will utilize the conventional and expanded Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies to discuss how racial trauma impacts the physical, social, and psychological health of individuals and communities. The instructor will prepare participants to recognize systemic oppressions, confront implicit bias and engage in dialogue around racial healing, empowerment, and equity.


After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the conventional and expanded ACE studies
  • Define racism, implicit bias & microaggressions
  • Describe white privilege, white fragility, and strategies to become allies and accomplices in anti-racist work 
  • Identify the role of structural racism in internalized oppression
  • Explain the impact of historical trauma from the cradle to the grave with a trauma-informed lens.
  • Describe the differences between intrapersonal cultural humility and interpersonal cultural humility and how each lends to rapport building and the creation of an environment for healing
  • Describe assessment tools and healing strategies to build physical and emotional safety, validate experiences and emotions and empower impacted individuals and communities


This workshop is approved for 3.0 CEUs.

*Cost: $0-$75. Registration and more information here


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