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Tue, Jul 02


Online Event

Healing from Racial Trauma within Efforts to Support System Involved Youth

Vickie Xiao Rong Chang

Healing from Racial Trauma within Efforts to Support System Involved Youth
Healing from Racial Trauma within Efforts to Support System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jul 02, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Vickie Xiao Rong Chang

Training Description

This training aims to give participants who support system-involved youth (SIY) an introduction to the topic of healing from racial trauma. Racial trauma is defined within the context of the history of this country with an emphasis on the impact of trauma on the body and healing within community.  Strategies and research will be provided to support working with racial trauma within efforts to support SIY, given our different identities. These strategies can be taught to SIY and are also useful for providers who are experiencing vicarious trauma and/or compassion fatigue.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

· Compare and Explain elements of three research studies for healing racial trauma in different communities.

· Identify three causes or symptoms of racial trauma which can impact system-involved youth and families.

· Acquire three somatic and psychological strategies which can be utilized for healing racial trauma with system-involved you and those that serve and support them.


3:00-3:15pm  Offer grounding practices and compassion for self and others as basis of this workshop. Check-in about what participants hope to get out of this training.

3:15-3:30pm  Discuss racial trauma in the context of the history of this country, including intersectionality and whiteness

3:30-3:45pm  Discuss how trauma is manifested in the body, including causes and symptoms of racial trauma which can impact system involved youth and families

3:45-4:00pm  Discuss what healing from racial trauma looks like individually and collectively

4:00-4:15pm  Share research on healing from racial trauma in different populations

4:15-4:30pm  Break out groups to discuss what racial healing looks like for you or the youth you work with

4:30-4:45pm  Harvest lessons learned together. Practice somatic techniques for grounding.

4:45-5:00pm  Answer questions and offer support for practicing skills in daily life as well as concrete steps to move towards racial healing.

Meet Our Trainer

The daughter of Northern Chinese immigrants, Dr. Vickie Chang (she/her) was born and raised in the SF Bay Area. In her work as a psychologist, writer, and group facilitator, she is committed to personal and collective liberation. She is passionate about climate justice and supporting BIPOC/API healing in a variety of ways, including working with activist groups. For more on her background, see

This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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