Racial Trauma in Higher Education

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/26138929cc6249b49375333b9dc5c049. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 9:40 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 9:45 a.m. Late arrival and/or early exit from a workshop invalidates receiving credit. 


Racial Trauma in Higher Education is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Associate Director of Mental Health Initiatives, April Scott will discuss the history of racial trauma and race-related stress and how it shows up in the classroom. This training will cover the emotional and psychological consequences of not attending to racial trauma in academic spaces and identify ways faculty can adapt and respond to racial trauma, particularly during times of racial injustice.


This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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April Scott
Associate Director
Mental Health Initiatives
Student Health Services

April Scott currently serves as the Associate Director of Mental Health Initiatives at the University of South Carolina. She is responsible for decreasing public and personal stigma surrounding mental health conditions, coordinating mental health outreach, training, and education to faculty, staff, and students, and working with campus administrators to improve efforts to improve students' well-being.

Scott works with the student body in many roles. She has been a psychology professor with the Opportunity Scholars Program for four years and has co-facilitated BlackSpace, a support group for Black students at UofSC for five years. Scott has had experiences across multiple settings to include: a substance abuse outpatient facility for adults and adolescents, an in-home adoption therapy program, a community mental health center for children and families, a Veterans Affairs hospital, a group practice, and a university counseling center. She also has over ten years of instructional experience working special populations in higher education, such as student-athletes and first-generation college students. Scott’s research interests include Black women’s body image, the intersection of media and mental health, and diversity and equity in organizational settings.