Trauma & Healing Webinar
Time & Location
About the Event
Zoom Link: Click here (will only work once the workshop has started).
About Sydni (She/Her):
Sydni originates from Fresno and currently attends San Francisco State University. She is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology and she has a minor in ethnic studies called Race and Resistance.
With her degrees she hopes to go into public health and within that a path leading to becoming an epidemiologist. With her current minor she hopes to gain perspective and expand her knowledge about the battles and resiliency of marginalized communities, their existence, and how it intersects with public health. She hopes to shed light on the structure and barriers that have left many lives at the mercy of a system that is not in their favor and how this has created the long standing health disparities within those communities. She strongly believes that social issues are medical issues.
She believes trauma and healing is largely intertwined with the world of public health and an aspect of our experience that does not get nearly enough coverage and awareness, especially with issues our society has stigmatized. Sydni says that although her academic background has not given her expertise on the topic to the degree that she wishes it had, her first-hand experiences, close relationships, and community connections have given her an abundance of knowledge and perspective to recognize the impacts of her topic and expose the faults in our system surrounding the idea of healing and the depths of trauma that have/can form.
This presentation will outline Sydni's five-week journey in this program and highlight both her successes and setbacks surrounding her data collection, expected results, and actual outcome. In the presentation, she will highlight how ACEs can impact an individual's physical and emotional health. With this topic she hopes to focus on the lives of transitional age youth, specifically black women and BIPoC in this age group. The majority of the presentation will be spent discussing trauma in its various forms and some of the barriers to healing. Towards the end of the presentation, Sydni will speak about advocacy and awareness for these issues and topics and prospectively an outreach project and/or ideas on what outreach could potentially look like in the community.