There is currently a dearth of evidence based manualized treatments for the experience of race-based stress and trauma for youth ages 6-12 years-old. This lack of access to meaningful therapeutic approaches coupled with the general lack of training clinicians receive in regards to racial trauma informed assessment and navigating racial dialogues has contributed to a significant mental health disparity for BIPOC youth. This presentation will provide an overview concerning the psychological and physical impact of race-related stress and trauma on BIPOC youth. Additionally, participants learn the components of engaging in a racial trauma informed assessment process. Lastly, participants will receive an overview of manualized approach to treating racial trauma in BIPOC youth.
Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their awareness about the systemic impact of racial trauma on BIPOC youth in the context of family and community systems.
  • Participants will improve their knowledge concerning the systemic assessment of racial trauma in BIPOC youth.
  • Participants will be exposed to an evidence based manualized therapy approach for the systemic treatment of racial trauma in BIPOC youth.

Course Content

    1. Before you begin . . .

    1. Downloadable PowerPoint Slides

    2. Video Workshop

    3. Supplemental Video: Experiencing Racial Trauma

    4. Supplemental Video: Our Hidden Biases

    5. Supplemental Video: How Racism Makes Us Sick -David R. Williams

    6. Supplemental Video: How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situations - Howard C. Stevenson

    1. Evaluation for Understanding and Treating BIPOC Youth Racial Trauma

About this course

  • $50.00
  • 8 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Meet the Presenter

Steven Kniffley, PsyD, MPA, ABPP, HS

Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD HSP MPA ABPP is the Associate Director for the Center for Behavioral Health and an Assistant Professor in Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology. He currently teaches Multicultural Psychology and Intro to Psychotherapy. Dr. Kniffley is also a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Kniffley’s area of expertise is research and clinical work with Black males. Specifically, his work focuses on understanding and developing culturally appropriate interventions for Black male psychopathology as well as barriers to academic success for this population. Dr. Kniffley has written numerous books, book chapters, and articles on Black male mental health, Black males and the criminal justice system, and academic achievement.