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Centerstone to Host Structural and Systemic Racism Presentation

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host “It’s Not About You: Structural and Systemic Racism” presentation on November 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. via Zoom. CEUs are available and there is no charge to attend.

Objectives of the training include:

  • Participants will be able to identify different types of racism
  • Participants will gain education regarding the subject of race creation
  • Participants will gain insight into the history of structural and systemic racism  
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the current systems of structural and systemic racism
  • Participants will participate in an solution-minded discussion

The presenter of the training will be Jeremy Allen with Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIU-C). Allen is a third year Sociology Ph.D. student at SIU-C who specializes in race. He is the instructor of record for Sociology 215 Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S. He has academic training in stratification, race, criminology, research methods, and analysis. Additionally, Allen has decades of lived experience relating to his primary area of study.

This training has 1.5 hours of continuing education approved for IL LCPC / LPC, IL LCSW / LSW, and IL Nursing (LPN, RN, APN) under IDFPR Professional Counselor CE License No. 197.000263 and IDFPR Nurse CE Sponsor License No. 236.000184.

To register, visit https://bit.ly/1104Racism. For more information, contact Megan Ragan at megan.ragan@centerstone.org or call 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123), ext. 7875.

This training is sponsored by Centerstone’s Trauma, Treatment and Training (CT3) program.

Other CT3 training events in 2021 include:

  • November 4 – It’s Not About You: Structural and Systemic Racism
  • November 10 – Secondary Trauma
  • November 11 – Why Does His Back Look Like That?: The Trauma of Racism
  • November 18 – Stop Acting Like a Child: The School to Prison Pipeline
  • December 2 – Understanding the Structural Impact of Racism, Racial Trauma and Suicide Prevention
  • December 8 – Trauma 101

“CT3’s aim is to increase access to trauma-focused treatment for children, adolescents and their families who have experienced traumatic events, including children and adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system and children of veterans,” said Ragan, CT3 Trauma Training and Care Coordinator.

The counties covered in the CT3 program include Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Union, Washington and Williamson.

CT3 services include:

  • Direct trauma and treatment services
  • Therapy
  • Care management
  • Professional training and community education
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Screening and assessment
  • Linkages to services and supports

CT3 develops and maintains local capacity to implement trauma-informed practices and provide evidence-based, informed trauma treatment interventions. The goals of the program are:

  • Establish a community-based, culturally competent, quality, accessible program to provide and increase access to effective trauma focused treatment and services systems for children, adolescents, and their families who witness or experience traumatic events.
  • Develop a sound infrastructure and increase community capacity to implement trauma-informed services for the focus population.
  • Improve the health status and outcomes for young children – ages 2 to 9 years old, adolescents – ages 10 to 17 years old, and families as measured at intake, 6 months and discharge follow-up.
  • Develop and disseminate a thoroughly documented model with measurable objectives for statewide and national replication and adoption.

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