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WEBINARS on Raising Multiracial Children, COVID-19 and Native Americans, Racial Trauma Raising Multiracial Children from EmbraceRace

Raising Multiracial Children from EmbraceRace

5:30pm on Thursday, July 23

Roughly one in seven U.S. infants (14%) are multiracial or multiethnic (Pew, 2017), but what does it mean to be multiracial? It’s complicated! During this first webinar of a two part series on raising multiracial kids, our guests break down some of the complexities of identifying with more than one race, including the pivotal role caregivers and families play in shaping how multiracial children come to understand themselves and the world around them. This is especially complex in this historical moment as the United States is coming to terms with its own White supremacist roots. Our guests will describe the challenges and strengths of identifying with more than one racial group, highlighting examples from recent research, and drawing from their own personal experiences as multiracial individuals and parents of multiracial children. As always we welcome your comments and questions!

5:30pm on  Tuesday, July 28

During the second webinar of this two part series on anti-racist parenting and multiracial children, our guests return to discuss anti-Blackness and how anti-Black messaging shows up in multiracial families (including non-Black families). Referencing recent examples from social media, our guests breakdown three common myths that perpetuate anti-Blackness within multiracial families, and describe how these myths negatively impact the identity development of multiracial Black children specifically. To conclude this series, our guests offer tangible steps that parents and caregivers can take now to actively reject white supremacy and anti-Blackness and build resilience as a multiracial family. As always we welcome your questions and comments!

COVID-19 Impacts on Native American Populations on 7/24

11am on Friday, July 24

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Native American populations, severely hurt their economies, and deepened existing disparities. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) will host a conversation on the compounding impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on American Indian and Alaska (AI/AN) communities, including the excessive rate of infection and death, threats to livelihood, and systemic inequalities that affect community members’ safety and well-being. Panelists will also discuss responses to address these crises. The discussion will be moderated by Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, the Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights and professor of epidemiology, international health, health, behavior and society, and nursing at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the Johns Hopkins HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Science Training Program, and a member of PHR’s Advisory Council.

What Is Racial Trauma? Understanding How Trauma Affects the Black Community on 8/11

11am-12 on Tuesday, August 11

Racism, whether subtle or direct, has long-term impacts on the mental and behavioral health of Black communities. While COVID-19 and racial injustice protests may have brought on new trauma, years of systematic racism, discrimination, and microaggressions have forced Black communities to live in a constant state of high alert, causing traumatic stress. In this Relias webinar, Dr. Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D., LMFT, will discuss how racial trauma affects the Black community and ways both clinicians and organizations can better connect with Black clients. During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How racial trauma affects the mental, emotional, and physical health of the Black community
  • The impacts racial discrimination can have on Black youth and emerging adults
  • Strategies to help clinicians and organizations better connect with their Black clients
  • How organizations can help all staff members understand their own implicit bias

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