Responding to violence and trauma through system, community and individual interventions
Art Fisher and Chris Hessian will look at how policy-driven governmental systems are held under-accountable, contradicting the aims of community-based prevention, and perpetuate individual over-accountability and ethical failure. Their keynote explores the impact of increased monitoring, stigma, and rigid policies on the psychosocial, ethical selves of underserved individuals in rural communities.
Racialized practitioners speak about racism
Based on two research projects, this keynote from Dr. Merlinda Weinberg explores the lived experience of racism for racialized practitioners at the individual, cultural, institutional and epistemic levels. Self-care for carers is an essential component of trauma-informed healing.
Addressing barriers to providing culturally responsive services
This keynote session from Deborah Levans addresses barriers to providing culturally responsive services. She will identify historical and present systemic and structural barriers in the social work professions that limit and/or prevent the provision of culturally-responsive trauma care.