The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).

flyer for panel on racism and trauma

The subject of racism has been a deeply rooted stigma throughoutthe history of our country. In the present day, given its intertwinedexistence within the fabric of our society, it has become a routinetopic of conversation. As child and family advocates, the Associationfor Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh), isconcerned about the adverse effects, racism has had and continuesto have on the social, psychological, and emotional development ofchildren and families.

This February, ATTACh, in collaboration with the Hogg Foundation forMental Health at The University of Texas at Austin, is hosting a virtualnational/international discussion to increase awareness andeducation about racism and its adverse impact on a young person’semotional, psychological, and social experience and their overallhealth and well-being.

Subject matter panelists Dr. Calvin Kelly, Clinical Psychologist,Melanie “JaeHee” Chung-Sherman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,and Mary McGowan, ATTACh Executive Director, foster/adopt parentwill share their various perspectives, current research, and the impacton the emotional wellness and development of children and families.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Time:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm (CST)

Cost:  $10 non-members / FREE for ATTACh Members