Webinar: Play-Based Strategies to Support Black Youth Through Racial Trauma
October 15th, 2021
Race-based stress develops when Black youth have frequent interactions with discrimination, racism and prejudice. Left untreated, this can lead to racial trauma in Black youth. This webinar will explore the cognitive, behavioral, emotional and verbal signs distress Black youth may exhibit in the playroom as a sign of racial trauma. Adlerian play therapy interventions are applied to individual, family and group play therapy to help Black youth increase their coping skills and connections with caring adults. Time will be spent exploring play themes that may reflect signs of trauma, anxiety, and depression. Participants will leave with fun and engaging play therapy techniques to help Black youth learn healthy coping skills to manage racial stress in the playroom and beyond.
- Analyze cognitive, emotional, behavioral and verbal signs of racial trauma in Black children that may present in the playroom.
- Identify play therapy interventions to build rapport with Black youth and their families.
- Utilize play techniques to incorporate in individual, group and family play therapy to increase coping skills to manage racial trauma.
- Discuss Adlerian play therapy principles that can support Black youth through the play therapy process