ACEs VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM – Registration Open!
October 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
Bridging the Gap Between Trauma Informed Care & Racial Equity
2020 brought us COVID-19 and with it a clear and present illustration of the many ways our systems are ill equipped to care for people of color and other marginalized communities. Building on our seven years of momentum, LaSalle School invites you to join us for a day of challenging conversation that will move us from simply talking about trauma informed care to implementing meaningful action to promote anti-racist and truly trauma informed practices to improve health and wellbeing for all.
Dr. Dana Crawford
Dr. Dana Crawford is a clinical psychologist who developed the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT), a systematic approach to reducing bias, prejudice, and racism. She has a thriving private practice in Manhattan and has treated patients with high incidences of trauma in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New Orleans, San Antonio, the Bronx, and New York City. Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Howard, Temple, and Miami universities and has degrees in African-American studies, education, and psychology. Dr. Crawford completed her pediatric psychology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, followed by a two–year clinical fellowship with the United States Department of Defense, and then a two-year fellowship with the Center for Early Connections at Tulane University. Dr. Crawford is currently a Scholar in Residence at Columbia University in the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
Habeebah Rasheed Grimes
Habeebah Rasheed Grimes is CEO of Positive Education Program (PEP), Habeebah leads a staff of over 400 professionals committed to helping children with severe mental health and behavioral challenges learn and grow. Recognizing the significant trauma and chronic stress experienced by many of the children PEP serves, Habeebah worked closely with The Child Trauma Academy to certify the agency as a Phase 1 Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) site. Her current focus is leading the organization in further building its capacity to provide culturally responsive and healing-centered services to the youth and families served. Habeebah is extensively trained in trauma-informed practices and holds a master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology and a specialist degree in school psychology from Cleveland State University.
Dr. Henry Neilley, MD, FAAP
Henry McDougall Neilley, MD, FAAP, joined CDPHP in April 2020 and serves as medical director, pediatrics. In this role, Dr. Neilley oversees the distinctive health needs of CDPHP members 21 years of age and younger while also working with the corporate leadership team on medical management, quality improvement, and resource management initiatives in accordance with regulatory, accreditation, and corporate policies. Dr. Neilley also co-chairs the children’s advisory committee. Prior to joining CDPHP, Dr. Neilley served as an esteemed member of the CDPHP board of directors while also practicing at Shaker Pediatrics. Prior to his position at Shaker Pediatrics, Dr. Neilley was part of the Schenectady Family Health Center. Dr. Neilley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and past president of the New York State Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is president of the Capital District Pediatric Society and past chair of the Capital District Pediatric Council. Dr. Neilley holds a BS from the College of William and Mary, an MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed his pediatric residency at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
David Wallace, LCSW-R
David Wallace, LCSW-R is the Executive Director of the LaSalle School of Albany. With over 20 years of experience in child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice, David is a nationally recognized expert in treating youth and families who have experienced sexual abuse and complex trauma. As an active trainer, Dave has presented to audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on the topics of trauma, clinical best practices, and behavioral health policy. Dave also serves on a number of state and national associations, boards, and committees, all dedicated to the improvement of treatment services to youth and families with complex mental health and behavioral needs.