Trauma-Informed Advocacy in the Time of a Pandemic
Source: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), People who have experienced Trauma
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Experience of Racism, Discrimination, and Oppression, Mental Health Treatment, Peer Support, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Trauma-informed
Indigenous people and Tribal Nations experience multiple levels of trauma, including Historical Trauma. All this contributes to our response to the current pandemic. This important webinar will look at how historical trauma influences our responses to COVID-19. It will discuss the impact of social distancing on traditional and cultural practices and it will offer coping strategies that draw upon our spiritual and cultural strengths. As Indigenous Peoples we know that change is a part of our traditions, and this pandemic has brought about a lot of changes to the way we live, work and address safety in our communities. Please join NIWRC staffer Gwendolyn Packard and Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Division of Community Behavioral Health at the University of New Mexico as we look at trauma-informed advocacy in the time of a pandemic.