Appearances

On Trauma and Social Justice

1/14/2020
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McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
“We know that trauma has always been present. We’re just now having the specific tools to focus on it in a way that we can connect it to various things, like poverty… In reading more research about trauma-informed issues I’m recognizing my own trauma connection to poverty in some of the things that I’ve done — in hoarding money or not wanting to take specific risks or being afraid of being poor because of those things I experienced as a child. And so, we will continue to connect.” The leader of a social justice institute at historically-Black Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas discusses her work, how to make services for students more trauma-informed and how to create safe spaces for transgender and LGBQ students at HBCUs.

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