ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
This webinar focuses on equity, intergenerational trauma, and strategies to enhance racially equitable standards of practice. The session will begin by defining equity and examining actionable steps toward inclusive practices for professionals. The presenter will briefly review relationships between equity and mental health and wellness. As a focal point, the session will define and examine intergenerational, insidious, historical, acculturative and race-based trauma and stress. The presenter will also discuss the important of acknowledging history in promoting change practices moving forward in mental health professions to best support people experiencing systemic marginalization. In this session, we will take a critical look at the pervasive consequences of oppression on health and the role of individuals and organizations in responding and discuss transformational practices toward reducing harm and promoting wellness and innovation.
- Presentation slides
- Highlights & Key Concepts Document
- Racial Equity and Cultural Diversity – a collection of resources curated by the MHTTC Network
Ashley Stewart, MSW, PhD, LSW
Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW, received her PhD from The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, and her master’s at Columbia University. Dr. Stewart is Race-Equity Subject Matter Expert, Trainer & Curriculum Development Specialist at C4 Innovations. In this role, she provides technical assistance, training, and organizational support to national organizations, boards of directors, and behavioral health organizations on implementing anti-racist practices. She utilizes an equity-centered approach to ensure that diversity and inclusion efforts move forward and reduce harm to people marginalized by systems. Her work includes assessing the intersections of identity, structural oppression, wellness, and policy. In addition to the advanced study of the consequence and causes of identity-based oppression, Dr. Stewart supports implementing anti-oppressive practices in organizational, structural, programmatic, and interpersonal interventions.