There’s nothing “post” about the PTSD many people living in impoverished, urban communities experience daily. But effective interventions for these clients requires a commitment to understanding the complexities of their experience and identifying the traumas, both hidden and visible, rooted in a lack of basic necessities and jobs, unhealthy family relationships, drug addiction, unfair policing practices, and ongoing violence. This recording explores trauma through the lens of epigenetics and generational trauma as well as physical health in the light of the ACEs study. In this session, you’ll explore:
The environmental risk factors for PTSD and major depressive disorder within an urban and impoverished population
How to widen the trauma-informed care lens by identifying family-centred specific interventions
The correlation between trauma in the urban environment and the rise in suicide rates of African American children
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Jada McCray, LCSW-C, has been a clinician in Baltimore City for more than a decade. Her work through BTST Services involves leading one of Baltimore’s most cutting-edge and culturally competent practices, with over 200 employees, servicing 4,000 clients statewide.
Financial: Jada McCray is co-owner and executive director at BTST Services.
Non-financial: Jada McCray has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Assess the environmental risk factors for PTSD and major depressive disorder within an urban and impoverished population.
Utilize family-centred interventions for treatment of trauma.
Analyze the role of epigenetics and generational trauma in urban communities as it relates to treatment.
Measure the impact of the ACE study as it relates to ongoing and continuous trauma within the urban and impoverished population.
Describe the environmental risk factors for PTSD and major depressive disorder within an urban and impoverished population.
Continuous trauma comparing murder rates in Baltimore & Chicago in comparison to current war zones.
Food apartheid. Food’s impact on the microbiome, inflammation, & mood symptoms.
Toxic living environments ex: houses with lead paint, rodent infestation, & its impact on mood.
Inadequate access to mental health care due to socioeconomic biases present in the health care industry
Explain how to widen the trauma-informed care lens by identifying family-centred specific interventions for treatment.
SEL training in schools. Expansion of programs such as NAMI family to family.
Community partners such as church staff learning mental health first aid & engaging parishioners in forums about mental health.
Explore the role of epigenetics and generational trauma in urban communities as it relates to treatment.
Socio economic factors that result in a high ACE score
Explain the impact of the ACE study as it relates to ongoing and continuous trauma within the urban and impoverished population.
Maladaptive behaviours linked to ACE often associated with urban crime
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.