Leveraging Protective Factors to Help Mitigate the Effects of Racial Trauma in 2021

Frequent and prolonged stress and trauma can take a significant toll on one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. For people of color, 2020 has been a source of repeated stress and trauma due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the heightened visibility of racial injustice.

As we approach a new year, how can organizations help both their staff and clients of color mitigate the impacts of racial trauma and racism?

Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D., LMFT joins us on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2 PM ET to discuss the use of protective factors to help mitigate racial trauma and racism in 2021 and beyond. During the webinar, she’ll share:

  • An overview of how the current climate contributes to sustained racial trauma
  • What protective factors are and why they’re important to people of color
  • A deep dive into three important protective factors, including family, community, and culture
  • How organizations can enhance protective factors at their offices

Please note: This webinar is a free event, and no CEUs or certificates of participation are provided. All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded webinar and slides if you cannot attend the live event.

Dr. Jamila Holcomb Ph.D., LMFT

Owner, Holcomb Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Teaching Faculty, Florida State University: Family and Child Sciences Department

Dr. Jamila Holcomb is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tallahassee, Florida and is the owner of Holcomb Counseling and Consulting, LLC. She specializes in individual, family, and trauma counseling. Dr. Holcomb is also Teaching Faculty at Florida State University in their Family and Child Sciences Department. She teaches undergraduate courses on parenting, adolescent development, and public policy. Dr. Holcomb also provides consultations, workshops, and trainings on trauma, mental health, and culturally sensitive practices. She has published several peer-reviewed research articles on these topics. Dr. Holcomb obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in MFT from Florida State University. Her dissertation was titled: Predictors of Ethnic-Racial Socialization Profiles in Early Childhood Among African American Parents.