Black Kids Matter: Play-Based Strategies to Support Black Youth Experiencing Racial Trauma
Race-based stress develops when Black youth have constant interactions with discrimination and prejudice. Left untreated, this can lead to racial trauma in Black youth.
- $100 – Regular
- $80 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct
- $55 – VET
- Current Adelphi Student free with promo-code
This workshop will explore the racial trauma experienced by Black children and how play therapists can utilize cognitive behavioral play therapy principles to increase their coping skills and connection with caring adults. Time will be spent exploring play themes that may reflect signs of trauma, anxiety, and depression. Participants will leave with play therapy techniques to help Black youth learn healthy coping skills in the playroom and beyond.
- Review signs of racial trauma in Black children that may present in the playroom
- Identify African American cultural concepts that play therapists need to incorporate into their clinical work for effective treatment of traumatized clients.
- Explore play techniques to address issues around racial trauma
- Discuss cognitive-behavioral play therapy principles that can be applied in individual, group, and family play therapy sessions
Dr. April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S
April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S, obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts & Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2006), Masters of Social Work from Saint Louis University (2012) and Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Southern California (2021). She has a private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the Co-Owner of St. Louis Play Therapy Institute and is an adjunct instructor in the online MSW program at Tulane University. Dr. April is also the founder of BMH Connect, a for-profit organization focusing on using play therapy to address suicide and racial trauma in Black youth.
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal upon approval
- APA Psychology
- NYSED Psychology
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”
Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development, #1786, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development maintain responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/03/2022 – 03/03/2023. ACE is not an approved Continuing Education Provider in the states of New York and West Virginia unless the event is outside of West VA. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved NYSED CE provider in New York State.
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