Webinar: Racism using a neurodevelopment lens
Presented by Rick Griffin as part of the Washington State Essentials for Childhood five part ACES, Trauma and Resilience webinar series.
Rick Griffin is the Director of Training and Curriculum Development and a Master Trainer for Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a citizenship conversant in trauma and resilience. Mr. Griffin speaks to thousands of groups from all over the country and is widely recognized for his work in trauma-informed care. Whether he is working with educators, health care professionals, or law enforcement; he is dedicated to helping professionals connect with those in their charge.
This webinar uses discoveries in neuroscience to offer a new way of understanding racism and other forms of discrimination. The course suggests that the key to overcoming racism is looking beneath the behaviors of racisms to its origins in neurodevelopment. Seeing issues like racism as a developmental process allows us to see that only a compassionate and ideology-free attitude toward the racist can help us understand what it is that he or she needs to learn to be more inclusive.