Upcoming Monthly Webinars

December 10 from 12PM – 1:30PM EST

Addressing the Invisible Wounds of Sociocultural Trauma with Latinx Children and Families



Our reliance on narrow definitions of trauma has impeded the ability of our field to fully grasp the pervasive and multitudinous ways in which trauma permeates the lives of marginalized groups. It is rare, if ever, that dimensions of culture, especially socio-cultural oppression, are conceptualized as a form of trauma. The failure to consider socio-cultural oppression as a manifestation of trauma has made it difficult, if not impossible, for clinicians and other human service providers to respond effectively to the complex and multifaceted needs of many clients from oppressed backgrounds. Clients from marginalized and oppressed backgrounds are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and consequently underserved. The lack of attention devoted to the intersection of culture and trauma has made it difficult for many clinicians to conceptualize and respond appropriately to the oppression-related subtleties that often underpin and undermine effective clinical engagement and treatment.

This webinar will identify the critical invisible wounds of sociocultural trauma that affect the everyday lives of Latinx children and families. Specific strategies for addressing the hidden trauma wounds associated with marginalization, oppression, and stigma will be provided. Special attention will be devoted to an examination of critical Self of the Therapist issues that may facilitate or impede effective engagement and treatment with clients.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Apply a racially sensitive, trauma-informed framework to uncover the hidden trauma wounds that often underpin the health disparities that stifle the lives of Latinx families and other racially oppressed populations;
  • Effectively assess and address the hidden wounds of racial trauma;
  • List three strategies that providers can employ when working from a racially- sensitive, trauma-informed framework;
  • Demonstrate how the unrecognized, unexplored, and/or unresolved racially-based attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of providers and other work personnel can often impede efforts to fully engage and serve racially traumatized clients effectively.



Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy is a Clinical and Organizational Consultant at the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, NY where he also serves as Director. He provides Racially Focused Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York, and has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, NY.


Register for this webinar through Greensboro AHEC via the button below. You will be sent a link to register with Zoom to receive the join link from lamesita@elfuturo-nc.org in the week before the webinar. Registration for this webinar closes the day before at noon: Thursday, December 9 at 12PM EST.

All our monthly webinars on Latinx mental health are free!


    We are now offering NBCC clock hours for our La Mesita webinars.
    CME credits will be offered for our November 2021 webinar, afterwards CME credits will no longer be offered.

    This program has been approved for the following credits:

    *1.5 Contact Hours (or 0.15 CEUs): Contact Hours include CEs for Social Workers, mental health clinicians, nurses, other healthcare providers, and several other disciplines who utilize contact hours.
    CEUs are calculated by tenths. Example: 0.1 CEU = 1 Contact Hour of participation.

    *1.5 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists: The Greensboro AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. No partial credit will be given.

    *NBCC credit: this program is approved for 1.5 NBCC Hours
    Greensboro AHEC, ACEP #5470, and El Futuro, Inc., ACEP #6947, have been approved by NBCC as Approved Continuing Education Providers and are cosponsors of this program. This cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Both ACEPs are responsible for all aspects of this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

    Participants should confirm continuing education credit information for licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s). If you need any additional information about this webinar for your licensure, please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org.

    Upcoming La Mesita webinar:

    Friday, January 28: Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Reparenting Practices with Leslie Priscilla


    Friday, February 25: Considerations When Working with Latinx Couples with Francisco Limón, PhD




    Cancellation Policy:

    In the event of a cancellation, we will provide notification as soon as possible so participants can adjust their schedule accordingly. Participants that need to cancel may choose to do so at anytime but will not receive a Certificate of Completion.


    Please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org to let us know if you need accommodations at least 2 weeks prior to this event. We will work to the best of our abilities to fulfill all accommodation requests. 

    The fine print:

    Please contact Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org if you have a concern or complaint you’d like to share regarding La Mesita. While we do not promise any outcomes, the individual will receive a response with the teams’ considerations and decision within two weeks time.

    Please keep patient information de-identified at all times during the webinars.

    Thank you to The Duke Endowment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), and the Duke University Health System for their support of La Mesita: Latinx Mental Health Professional Network.