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Park Center’s Commitment to Anti-racism 

Park Center sees our need to do more, in every sphere of our influence, and we are committed to dismantling the policies and practices that perpetuate racism in our community and within our organization. Park Center is committed to finding methods of bringing about positive change. Park Center believes that racial justice is health justice. Trauma changes our biology and impacts our ability to heal and recover. We see the disparities in recovery outcomes among communities of color. We see injustice in the availability of mental health support services and addiction treatment, the likelihood of experiencing homelessness, employment opportunities, and access to safe, affordable housing. This work is critical to our success in carrying out our mission. We will do the work now, tomorrow, and until Park Center is a place of equity, inclusion, and safety for every employee.

Below are some resources that may be helpful. 

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast- Session 134: the Impact of Racial Trauma 

Article: George Floyd Killing Adds to Distress in Black Communities During COVID-19 

Black Mental Health Resource List - #EveryoneCounts campaign. 

Racial Trauma Toolkit - #RacialTraumaIsReal Initiative 

The Wellness of We - 2020 Webinar Series 

Therapy for Black Folks - Facebook group 

NPR: Crash Course in Body Scan Meditation 

Racial Trauma & Self-Care in Tragedy - Resource List 

BLHF Resource Guide 

The Link Between Racism and PTSD 

Toxic Stress and Children's Outcomes

Among the Reasons COVID-19 is Worse for Black Communities: Police violence 

Resources for Clinicians on Racial Trauma 

APA 2020 Virtual Convention