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The Intersection of Haircare and Self-Esteem for Black Foster Youth: Considering Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Trauma

This is a FREE web-based training event. 

Date: June 9, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

The Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Centers (CATTA) Training Project is hosting a webinar titled The Intersection of Haircare and Self-Esteem for Black Foster Youth: Considering Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Trauma  presented by Tanisha C. Fulcher on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 10am-11:15am PST.

This trauma-informed webinar will discuss the significance of haircare for black youth in out-of-home placement, and will take into consideration the abuse and neglect foster children are exposed to both prior to entering systems of care, and upon entering a new home and family system.  Because foster youth are susceptible to experiencing higher rates of depression and PTSD, the psychological impact of low self-esteem can be particularly detrimental and contribute to on-going personal trauma.  

The goals of this training are to understand how and why haircare can impact the behaviors, emotions, and self-esteem of black foster youth and to learn trauma-informed methods for addressing this issue with foster youth, biological parents and relatives, caregivers, social workers, probation officers, and congregate care staff.

Tanisha C. Fulcher has about 12 years of experience working with foster children and families involved with the system of care. She values cultural differences and believes that many life issues should be viewed through a cultural lens. Tanisha is passionate about empowering, educating, and advocating for the disenfranchised. She has strengths in the areas of restoration and connectedness because she is passionate about problem-solving and developing solutions that can affect comprehensive change and impact many. Tanisha received a BS in Biochemistry from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and an MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She is currently working on a Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD.) with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from the Behavioral Sciences Department of Southern California Seminary in El Cajon, CA.    

To register click here.

 

If you have any questions or comments please contact Kelly Flugum at (707) 992-0834 or kelly.flugum@cirinc.org

 

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