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Talking to Children about Racism


Horrific events that have ended numerous lives and the protests and civil unrest that followed illustrate how racism harms our communities and children. Vicarious racism, Secondhand racism witnessed through social media, conversations with friends or family, or media images harms children’s mental health. Participants will understand racism and racial bias, tips to talk to children about racism, mental health effects on children, and therapy that can help children.

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Dr Laklieshia Izzard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and New Jersey, Georgia Certified School Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Tri-Care Mental Health Counselor. Dr Izzard is the owner of Shekinah Counseling a virtual private practice with 17 years of community mental health counseling experience with diverse populations. Dr. Izzard practice services include counseling, clinical supervision, mentoring, and training. Dr. Izzard has experience in all levels of education and is an Adjunct Professor of Counseling. Dr. Izzard serves on the Region 3 Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council as the only Newton County member. Dr Izzard serves on the board of directors for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Georgia, and is a founding member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Izzard is a founding member and has served as President from 2019-2020 for the American Counseling Association of Georgia. Dr Izzard obtained her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University Sarasota, Dr. Izzard has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the largest HBCU in the nation North Carolina A&T State University and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from a another great HBCU Fayetteville State University.
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Information that is needed..

True info!!


I enjoyed this lesson.

very helpful information

I enjoyed this....

Good information on racism.

Great Information and very informative.

A very thought provoking and informative class. Lots of good information

Course gave resources to help with race issues of today.

Good overview

Thank you

I appreciate the suggestions on how to start the hard conversations with children who have experienced racism.

Good information.


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