Please make plans to join the Pace Counseling Department and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for an informative presentation about racial trauma on Monday, July 20, at 5 p.m. Racial trauma refers to the emotional impact one experiences in regard to racism and can occur as a result of witnessing or experiencing racism and/or discrimination. 

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith (pictured), a child clinical psychologist specializing in trauma and issues of race, will lead the discussion. A graduate of Harvard University with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California Berkeley, Briscoe-Smith has worked as a clinician, consultant and trainer. She is currently director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Wright Institute, where she is also a professor. 

The conversation will take place via Zoom, and registration information will be sent next week. Click here for more information about the impact of racial trauma on mental wellness; resources for healing and support for children, families and parents; and contact information for division counselors.