From Trauma Awareness to DEI Trauma Informed: Understanding the Impact of Trauma in BIPOC Communities
When we think of the different populations, we seek to impact via DEI initiatives and goals, many exist. Historically speaking, we tend to recognize the challenges of racially marginalized members of society as the focal point for specific attention. Certainly, our current societal climate supports a deeper dive into the impact of racial trauma, we seek to better understand and be better understood as allies, supporters and caring, compassionate partners in our diverse communities.
In this Webinar you will Explore:
- What traumatic experiences members of the BIPOC community endure
- How these experiences affect the mental, emotional, physical health and coping skills of members of this community
- Strategies to help social and human service organizations better connect and serve clients in these communities
- How understanding individual and collective implicit bias can better inform your approach to achieving sustainable and relevant DEI goals
Njideka O. Wiggins, NOW & Associates Founder & Director
Ms. Wiggins is a licensed clinical therapist, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist (CCFS) and the founder of N.O.W. & Associates. Njideka holds a Master of Science in Human Services Administration and Community Psychology from Springfield College SHS (2002) and a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Eastern University (2005). In 2012, she obtained her certification as a Compassion Fatigue Specialist at the Traumatology Institute in Toronto, Ontario under the instruction of Dr. Anna Baranowsky, one of the field’s leading experts. Njideka has over 30 years of corporate management experience in the financial industry. She spent 15 years at MBNA America (now Bank of America) where she was the first African American First Vice President. A self-described “Artivist – an activist who believes in the power of the arts to yield transformative, sustainable change,” Njideka strives to fuse these two ideals in all she does. Under the umbrella of N.O.W. and Associates, Njideka is honored to work with such partners as Next World Collective as a Restorative Equity Program facilitator; BetterHelp.com – a leading, online mental health service, as a Therapist; ARTFusion Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes understanding of difficult social issues via live theatrical experiences; and the YWCA of Delaware where she facilitates equity dialogues and professional DEI trainings, among others.
DANA DEI Learning Series is generously underwritten by: