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Healing is the Revolution: Why Trauma Work is Equity Work
July 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us on July 17 to engage in a discussion on the importance of trauma-informed care specific to and for communities of color from experienced trauma-informed health practitioner, Dr. Dense Shervington. Based on research from her new book, Healing is the Revolution, Dr. Shervington will detail the nameable and unnamable struggles that people of color face in a tense, high stress, and despairing existence that is modern-day America. While illustrating the effects of decades of compounding structural oppression, societal disfranchisement, and psychological backlash on individuals, she will also provide insight on how community-based organizations can work to help create steps and opportunity for healing on the individual, family, and community level.
Psychiatrist, professor, and President and CEO of The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES), Denese Shervington, MD,MPH, and draws from her intersectional career in public health clinical and academic psychiatry. A nationally esteemed mental health advocate and programmer, in 2018 Dr. Shervington received the Award for Excellence in Service and Advocacy from the American Psychiatric Association. In 2012, she received the Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award from the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Shervington is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. She has authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals addressing health disparities, the social determinants of health, and resilience in underserved communities.