Course Description

Course Overview:

This workshop will utilize the conventional and expanded Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies to discuss how racial trauma impacts the physical, social, and psychological health of individuals and communities. Participants will recognize systemic oppressions, confront implicit bias and engage in dialogue around racial healing, empowerment, and equity.

Course Objectives: 

  • State how to apply a trauma-informed lens to explore the impact of historical trauma from the cradle to the grave
  • Define and identify the role of structural racism in internalized oppression 
  • Explore assessment tools, diagnosis and healing strategies to build physical and emotional safety, validate experiences and emotions and empower impacted individuals and communities


Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW

Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW is the founder and CEO of THRYVE, LLC. Ms. Bennett brings over 20 years of experience with youth and families to the leadership of THRYVE. She is committed to advocating for and empowering individuals and communities. Through coaching, consultation, presentations, and workshop facilitation, Ms. Bennett has worked with thousands of professionals, across the nation, to promote the delivery of trauma-informed, culturally inclusive, and person-centered strategies and services. Her areas of expertise include Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Humility, and working to dismantle systems of white supremacy to promote equity and justice.