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102113: Victims of Hate Crimes

Unique Needs

About the Course:

"Victims of Hate Crimes"

This one hour webinar, “Victims of Hate Crimes: Unique Needs,” discusses the common reactions survivors, and other members of their minority group, experience after a hate crime. We will take a look at the unique impacts of and reactions to hate crimes, and how they differ from other types of crime. Several ways in which survivors and others can help those who have experienced a hate crime, are discussed in detail, including the use of a Trauma Informed Approach and Stress First Aid.

Publication Date:

2015

Author

Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, FAAETS (presenter)

About the Author:

Dennis Potter serves as Manager, Consultant Relations and Training for Crisis Care Network. He is a licensed social worker and certified addiction counselor. Dennis has received training and supervision in Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He has participated in a train the trainer courses in Motivational Interviewing and has provided this training to a variety of mental health, substance abuse agencies and in the business community. Dennis helped to form one of the first community based Crisis Response Teams in the country. He was one of the founding members of the Mid-West Michigan CISM Team and the Michigan Crisis Response Association. Dennis is recognized as a Fellow, by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. To achieve this credential, he completed a comprehensive application and examination, along with supporting documentation, to validate his experience in working with survivors of traumatic events, knowledge of the literature, and level of education. Since 1989, Dennis has helped to train many of the CISM teams in Michigan and in 24 other states. He is frequently called upon for consultation after particularly difficult events. Dennis has conducted or consulted on all manner of traumatic events for communities, businesses, schools, police, fire and emergency services personnel, the U S Post Office, and community mental health agencies. He has presented at many local, state, regional, national and international conferences. Dennis has provided training in both Latvia and Denmark. He has presented at the last 10 International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) World Congresses and was awarded the ICISF Excellence in Training and Educations Award at the ICISF 2011 World Congress.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about the impact of hate crimes and utilizing a trauma informed approach as well as stress first aid. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the common reactions to hate crimes in the 5 domains of life

  2. Demonstrate a Trauma Informed Approach to interactions with survivors of hate crimes

  3. Utilize the 7 Cs of Stress First Aid to help survivors of hate crimes

  4. Incorporate strategies of increase self-efficacy and empowerment of survivors of hate crimes

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