The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).
This May, in observance of Mental Health Month and Foster Care Awareness Month, the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin presents, “BUILDING HEALTHY RACIAL IDENTITY IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH.” This national, online discussion is the second in a multi-part series that focuses on eliminating factors that contribute to racism and childhood trauma. Part 2 in the series looks at children who are transracial adoptees, foster children, or the children of individuals who are black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). We will address the importance of BIPOC children and youth building a healthy racial identity; how transracial adoptees/foster children develop their racial identity; some of the challenges they face; and what the adults in their lives can do to help them foster positive racial identity.
Register, submit a question, and learn more about our panelists Sherri Simmons-Horton, LMSW, PhD, Alexis Oberdorfer, MSW and Mary McGowan: https://tinyurl.com/HealthyRacialID