March 24, 2022 12pm - 1:30pm ET via Zoom WATCH RECORDING
Our sixth virtual event will focus on the well-being of those who work with young people who are justice-involved. Across the country, we see rates of increased violence in communities and mental health needs among young people resulting from two years of living in a pandemic and confronting racial injustice.
The goal of this event is to raise awareness and help normalize stressors related to fulfilling the responsibilities of transformative youth justice program practitioners and advocates for change so that we're equipped to give our best and persevere in this work. This session of the Unlocked series will explore strategies to help our colleagues better “deal to heal.” While intended to be therapeutic, this webinar is not a therapy session.
Our Panelists Include:
Patricia King, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley with a specialization in children and families. She currently is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah and has previously served as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and as a Co-Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice. She is an author of over 200 scholarly works devoted to understanding the factors that predict risk, recovery, and resilience among adults, adolescents, children and families coping with adversity and traumatic stress. In particular, as justice systems increasingly become trauma-informed, she has an abiding interest in developing effective strategies to bolster resilience among staff who are exposed to secondary traumatic stress in the context of their work.
Shawn Ginwright, PhD, is one of the nation’s leading innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development. He is Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and a Senior Research Associate at San Francisco State University. Dr. Ginwright is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flourish Agenda, Inc., a national nonprofit consulting firm, whose mission is to design strategies that unlock the power of healing and engage youth of color and adult allies in transforming their schools and communities. He is the author of many books including the newly released “The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves.”
Rhonda Magee, M.A., J.D., is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco. Magee has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of anti-racist education, social justice, and contemplative practices. A Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, she is a global/international Keynote speaker, mindfulness teacher, practice innovator, storyteller, and thought leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. Rhonda’s award-winning book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness (Penguin RandomHouse TarcherPerigee: 2019; paperback edition 2021), was named one of the top ten books released for the year by the Greater Good Science Center, and received similar recognition by Psychology Today and the editors of Mindful.org.