Written by: Center for Care Innovations

Racism is trauma. As such, we must acknowledge the role it plays in people’s lives and the impact it has on their health and well-being.

Racial equity is an essential component of trauma-informed care, but many healthcare providers struggle with how to take concrete action. Some may have broader organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, but they do not connect those efforts to their trauma-informed care work. Many need support with how to move from discussing racial equity to understanding and making necessary changes.

In this webinar, presented by the Resilient Beginnings Network, we spotlighted the work and journey of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services. Staffers Kathleen Metzker and Janielle Bryan share examples for centering anti-racism in healthcare transformation efforts. 

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  • Overview of 11th Street Family Health Services (10:01)
  • Trauma-Informed Care and Anti-Racism in Practice (11:48)
  • Normalizing Conversations of Race and Racism (15:09)
  • Establishing Group Norms/Ground Rules ​(20:52)
  • Template: Undoing Racism Meeting Agenda (25:25)
  • Examples: Topics for Undoing Racism and Affinity (25:57)
  • Creating a Culture*** (30:07)
  • Addressing Conflict and Psychological Safety (37:09)
  • Recommendations! (45:07)
  • Q&A Session with 11th Street Family Health Services (47:35)

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