Masters Thesis

Historical trauma workshop and intervention strategies for schools working with indigenous youth

Historical trauma and early mental health are related topics that are not well-integrated in Humboldt County among practitioners. This project is a workshop designed to increase the working knowledge of local mental health professionals, administrators, and educators in the area of historical trauma and its impact on early mental health. This workshop will help to explain the impact of intergenerational trauma on Native communities, as well as the impact trauma can have on young children and provide school-based strategies for working with Indigenous youth. This project will be done in collaboration with the 0-8 Mental Health Collaborative whose goal is to provide professional training in Humboldt County which will increase the knowledge of trauma and its impact in this community.