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Traumatic Effects of the Buffalo Mass Shooting

KBCS reporter, Kevin P. Henry interviewed two, local, Black mental health counselors. They discuss how Black communities and communities of color can be emotionally impacted and traumatized in hearing about these racially motivated incidents. Find out how this may play out among friendships and co-workers, and some suggestions on how to help. (more…)

Racialized Trauma


Racial and inter-generational trauma can be destructive to the body, mind, and spirit. A person of color may wonder why they’re triggered when they watch racially-based, television stories,  see a police car in the rearview mirror or a Confederate flag on the back of a truck.  KBCS’s Kevin P. Henry interviews Estilla Lightfoot, who teaches courses on this topic at Tulane University in New Orleans.


Racialized Trauma and its Impacts

Studies consistently show racial disparities in most every aspect of our social structures.  KBCS’s Kevin Henry explores how a racialized society impacts and traumatizes people in our communities.

Psychotherapist Joshua Magallanes talks about racialized trauma from a clinical perspective.

Shomari Jones works in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion field in the Washington State education system. Jones talks about his own experiences with racialized trauma in his personal life.

Producer: Kevin Henry

Image: Kevin Henry

Thom Hartmann on ‘Walking Your Blues Away’

Thom Hartmann, Radio Host, former Psychotherapist and Author of Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal Your Mind and Create Emotional Well Being,  talks about how you can work through your trauma just by intentional walking. (more…)

A Series on Gender Based Violence

This series is shared in observance of 16 days of activism, a United Nations campaign which started on November 25th, 2017 on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends this weekend, December 10th, 2017, on Human Rights Day.


Child Abuse

In 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported an estimated four children die every day as a result of child abuse.  Listen to a number of perspectives and personal experiences of child abuse and child sexual assault in this series. The hotline for the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse is 425-252-4800.

Episode 1 – Two local specialist,  Susan Ruby and Dr Anthony Eusanio explain aspects of child abuse.

Episode 2 – you’ll listen to the voices of people who work to keep our children safe in Snohomish County at Dawson Place, A Child Advocacy Center in Everett.

Episode 3 – 19 year old, Snohomish County High school Senior, Ivy Jacobsen shares her story on how abuse impacted everyone in her home.

Episode 4- Ivy Jacobson and her mother, Jennifer Jacobson share their personal stories of becoming survivors and thrivers of domestic violence.

Episode 5 – Snohomish County Child Advocate, Susan Moroso works on-call in emergency rooms where medical staff suspect a patient is victim to abuse. She talks about her own experience with sexual assault to break down how some child victims of abuse or sexual assault process the experience.


Interviewer: Yuko Kodama Editors: Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama
photo courtesy of abdul nafiu abdul samad


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