Join us in the Diablo Room or on Zoom for another important event in our Equity Speaker Series: "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Intergenerational Experiences of Stress and Trauma: Cultural Strategies for Healing ‘In Community'."
About the event:
The experience of ongoing stress, trauma and loss, sometimes repeated or intergenerational, reflect the experiences of many college-age students. The extended period of the pandemic, of health and relational inequities, has compounded difficulties in coping. Awareness and sensitivity of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and the aftermath, on development among students and by college staff are essential for strategies to address wellness and health equity. Students with different abilities may be additionally challenged. Intergenerational trauma impacts ability to cope and may appear in depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of self-harm. Campus services such as disability, counseling or educational support often make the connection between ACE or trauma, and mental health conditions. The transmission of family stories and narratives serve to further or protect personal and familial knowledge. Awareness of how this operates increases awareness towards healing. This can also play a role in student success and strategies to support them.
About the speaker:
Matthew R. Mock, PhD is a Professor of Psychology with JFK School of Psychology at NU, as well as an independent consultant. He has also maintained a longstanding private clinical and consulting practice in Berkeley with a specialty in multicultural identity, family relationships, and integrative care. He earned his BA from Brown University and PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology, Bay Area where he teaches a very popular course on Asian American Psychology. He considers diversity and social justice to be his “life’s work” and continuous source of passionate, deeply meaningful “soul work”. In October 2019, he received his most recent award from the Asian American Psychological Association for lifetime “Distinguished Contributions to Psychology.”