2020 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Conference
Resilience Through Diversity: The Power of Trauma-Informed DEI Practices
In nature, ecosystems harness resiliency through the biodiversity of life. Similarly, in our communities and society, our strength comes from not only the diversity of a population (sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, cultural background, class, neurological makeup, etc.), but also the intentional practices and opportunities of equity and inclusion. Through equity we promote impartiality and fairness by ensuring equal access for all. This includes acknowledging and correcting imbalances by addressing the root causes of disparities. Inclusion is the intention of welcoming and valuing the diversity of a community. Diversity is collective resilience, an idea far more effective than individual resilience alone.