Advancing Equity in the Human-Serving Sector: Historical Trauma and Equity E-Course

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 - Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Central Time (CT)

E-Course 4: Historical Trauma and Equity: Register Online

  • Alliance members: $30
  • Nonmembers: $75 

Series of Four E-Courses: Register Online

  • Alliance members: $75
  • Nonmembers $175

E-Course Description

This is the fourth and last in a series of e-courses on advancing equity. It will discuss the importance of learning and acknowledging historical trauma. Other courses in this series will dive deeper into diversity, equity, and inclusion basics; equity in education; and supplier diversity.

The first part of this e-course will explore SaintA’s equity journey, which includes:

  • The creation of a diversity committee to increase awareness among staff
  • Deep exploration of trauma-informed care
  • Creation of a workgroup to delve into historical trauma
  • Development of an Equity Council that creates a strategy for equity and inclusion practices

Students will look at how the organization provides services, the biases staff bring to their work, and the role of white privilege in relationships. It will also include firsthand accounts of the professional impact of historical trauma in the work place.

In the second part of this e-course, students will examine where their organizations sit within the four stages of organizational development. They’ll decide if they’re the “All White Club,” the “Anti-Racist Organization,” or something in between. After reflection, students will explore what their organizations can do to become the “Anti-Racist Organization.”

The presentations are one hour pre-recorded videos each week. Participants can view these on their own time and respond in writing to discussion questions each week. There will also be a one hour teleconference call with the cohort during week three of each session. 

Advancing Equity in the Human-Serving Sector Series

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Basics
April 17-May 6

Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Students
May 15-June 3 

Strategies for Supplier Diversity 
June 12-July 1

Historical Trauma and Equity
July 10-July 29

Who Should Attend

  • Executives
  • Senior leaders
  • Program staff

Level of Learning and Objectives

  • Importance of learning and acknowledging historical trauma
  • How to support staff in an equitable way


Janice Brovet is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified substance abuse counselor. She has 23 years’ experience in providing services to children and families affected by mental health challenges, alcohol and drugs, child abuse, and trauma.

She has worked for SaintA since 2011 and has spent the past three years as a trauma informed care consultant. She has trained on the topics of historical trauma and cultural humility.

Having grown up in Detroit in the 1960s, she attributes her experiences during the Detroit riots and the civil rights movement as having made her aware of racial inequity. 

 Direct questions to Liz Caldwell, librarian, at the Alliance, at 414-359-6535. 

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