Trauma-Informed Hate Response: How to Offer Help to Those Who Have Been a Target of Hate

06/29/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: Culturally Responsive Teaching

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

The occurrence of hate crimes and hate-related incidents are on the rise, and those with marginalized identities are most often the targets. Hate incidents can include experiences of micro-aggressions, bullying, threats of violence, aggression, discrimination, and acts of violence.

This training is designed for those who work in non-profit organizations, community agencies, or neighborhood organizations—as well as concerned citizens in the community.

In this training, we will address how to assess and respond to someone who has recently been the target of hate.

Participants in this training will learn:
- The importance of a trauma-informed perspective that is integrated within a multicultural and social justice framework.
- Foundational skills to helping a person get connected with services and resources.
- How to take care of oneself in the process to prevent overwhelm, burnout, and vicarious traumatization.

Cost: $15, includes 4 PDUs.

About the Presenters
Dr. Alexia DeLeon is the co-director of the Professional Mental Health Counseling-Addictions Specialization program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She is also the director of Lewis & Clark’s Latino Problem Gambling Services. Her clinical experience includes working with adolescents and families struggling with substance abuse, as well as working with college-aged students and athletes struggling with a myriad of mental health concerns. She currently provides culturally responsive supervision to Latino Problem Gambling Services and works with problem gamblers and their families at Lewis & Clark’s Problem Gambling Services. Her research interests include: cross-cultural supervision and support for Latina supervisors, integrating contemplative practices into learning environments to foster social justice learning and the intersection of communities of color and addictions counseling.

Dr. Justin Henderson is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Lewis & Clark Graduate School. Additionally, he is director of the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, which is the training clinic for the Professional Mental Health Counseling, Professional Mental Health Counseling–specialization in Addictions, and Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy programs. He is a licensed psychologist and a National Certified Counselor with clinical experience in a wide array of contexts, including: university counseling centers, hospitals, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, schools, and residential treatment programs. He has a strong interest in supervision and training, having experience supervising both master’s and doctoral students. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Counselors for Social Justice, American Psychological Association, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Oregon chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Prior to coming to Lewis & Clark College, Dr. Henderson served as a clinical director and clinical faculty at Washington State University. He was also employed part-time with Pullman Regional Hospital as a behavioral health consultant, helping evaluate patients with mental and behavioral health concerns.