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Centerstone to host Trauma of Racism presentation on May 17

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host “Why Does His Back Look Like That: The Trauma of Racism” presentation on May 17 from 9-10:30 a.m. CT via Zoom. CEUs are available and there is no charge to attend.

Objectives of the training include:

  • Knowledge on how race is used to promote division
  • Understanding of why race is used to support divisive principles
  • Knowledge on the effects of division in our society
  • Insight into the obvious and understated traumatic effects of racism
  • Participate in a solution-focused discussion regarding racial trauma and division

The presenter of the training will be Jeremy Allen with Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIU-C). Allen is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at SIU-C who specializes in race. He has taught Sociology 108 Introduction to Sociology, 215 Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S., and 303 Sociology of Deviance. 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. An application has been made to IAODAPCA for 1.5 contact hours.

To register, visit Centerstone.org/events. For more information, contact Hannah Chapman with Centerstone’s Trauma, Treatment & Training (CT3) program, at Hannah.Chapman@Centerstone.org or David Mills with Centerstone’s Building Compassionate Communities (BCC) program at David.Mills@Centerstone.org.

This training is sponsored by Centerstone’s CT3 and BCC programs and Heritage Behavioral Health Center.

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