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Racial and COVID Trauma: Healing & Resiliency Building in Children, Families, and Ourselves
Hilltop Children's Center
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
"Racial and COVID Trauma: Healing & Resiliency Building in Children, Families, and Ourselves"

Tues, Sept 15th, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm Pacific Standard Time
8:30pm - 10:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Facilitated by Amber N. Warner (she/her)

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on delivering Trauma Responsive Care with Communities of Color.

This registration page is only for workshop #2. Interested in all three workshops? Please visit the following links:

Workshop #1 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4684800

Workshop #3 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4684754

Location: Online! You'll receive a registration link the Moonday before the workshop.

Target Audience:
Education professionals (admin, educators, coaches etc.) working with children ages 2-11
Social workers
Professional mentors
Behavioral health service providers (including substance abuse and mental health providers)
Prevention Specialist
Primary Care Professionals (including physicians)
Teams working with clients and communities who have experienced trauma
Community Based Organizations
Service Providers in the Criminal Justice System
Researchers interested in this topic


The burden and realities of COVID-19 has probably left a lot of us feeling a bit more stressed.

When we are under acute stress we are more likely to be operating from the survival areas of our brain, which means that our thinking becomes much more black and white, our attention is more narrowly focused on the immediate here and now, we start to have difficulty planning or thinking ahead, we have difficulty regulating our emotions, and we become less able to make decisions.

For communities of color, add the realities of being a Black or Brown body in America, and you're there are constant threats to your safety. A trauma sensitive approach can help reduce or prevent a trauma response.

In this 2-hour intensive, we deepen our knowledge of the impact of ACEs on children's learning and behaving, and work to reframe our thinking to heal and build resilience in the children and families we serve. In addition, we look at techniques, strategies, and tools to support our own emotional well-being in this work. With a framework to build resiliency in ourselves, we'll become much more effective, sensitive, and responsive professionals working with or on behalf of children.

Why I Should Attend:

As children become more and more exposed to the issue of COVID-19, racism and white supremacy through media, daily experience, and history, they need adult guidance to navigate all of the information and experiences. Youth's resilience and resistance to systemic oppression can be increased by creating an environment that acknowledges the role of systemic racism inside and outside of their homes, community spaces, and schools, and how that is perpetuated by intergenerational poverty, current community unrest, and intentional targeting of young people of color by those in power.

About the Presenter

Amber N. Warner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years of experience. She has had the privilege of serving as a community outreach case manager (4 years), school social worker (8 years), medical social worker (5 years) , and behavioral health therapist (3 years). As a School Social Worker, in addition to her work with children and their families, she was part of the school wide Modern Red School House Leadership Team and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems Team. She facilitated K-6 monthly classroom discussions utilizing Second Step and Character Counts curriculums.  Originally from Seattle, WA but currently based out of California, Amber has led many different studies, projects and studied under legendary, groundbreaking researching, Dr. David Burns  the leading Psychiatrist, and adjunct professor at Stanford University and the developer of TEAM a new form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2020-21 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Many thanks to the Bertschi School. We deeply appreciate your willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to make our community a more inclusive place to live in:
The Bertschi School

Many thanks to SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM for your partnership on making our vision of improving equity of outcomes across race and class more achievable:
SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Tuesday Sep 15, 2020 5:30 PM - Tuesday Sep 15, 2020 7:30 PM | Free - $40.00


Hilltop Children's Center (View)
4 Nickerson Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


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Education > Classes
Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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