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Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Wellness Through Intentional Practice

  • Friday, November 17, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online
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PRESENTER: Danielle Nicole Kapi’olani Larin, LMFT

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Registrants must attend the full 2 hours to receive CEs..

Most humans will experience a traumatic event at some point in their life. With 90% of public mental health consumers reporting traumatic stress (The National, trauma-informed providers are crucial to recovery.  A vital part of our treatment conceptualization are the consideration of cultural factors.  Yet, 47% of client attrition rates are due to provider prejudice and biases.  Additionally Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) clients report low rates of therapy satisfaction due to the minimization of culturally important elements of care (Meyer & Zane, 2013) Therapists appear to have a treatment gap to close with historically marginalized communities surviving the effects of western imperialism and colonization.  Through intentionality and humility, we can begin to support restorative care with our clients by co-creating safe spaces of shared wisdom and mutual respect.  This workshop invites clinicians to consider culturally responsive trauma-informed care for their practice.  We will define trauma and understand the effects of it.  Mental health clinicians will have the opportunity to review the pillars of trauma-informed care, learn about the four types of trauma from an Indigenous lens, discover two frameworks of culturally responsive care, and receive suggestions on how to apply culturally specific interventions within the trauma-informed framework.


1. Attendees will be able to name the pillars of trauma-informed care.

2. Attendees will be able to describe the four types of trauma from an Indigenous perspective.

3. Attendees will be able to recognize two frameworks around creating culturally responsive care.

4. Attendees will be able to apply at least one intervention when implementing culturally responsive practices.


Danielle is a Native Hawaiian, California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (CA LMFT 103879). She earned her Bachelor’s degree from UC Riverside and her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.  Danielle has spent most of her career in community mental health and K-12 school districts.  She has extensive experience with BIPOC communities and identifies as a decolonizing culturist.  Her practice leans heavily into trauma-informed care that centers client narratives, cultural identities, and personal values.  Danielle uses an intersectional framework that holds space for the exploration around the impacts of colonization, systemic racism, exploitation, and capitalism.  Danielle has specialized training as perinatal mood and anxiety disorder professional and is a certified lactation education specialist. 

Danielle holds western certification as an advanced clinical trauma specialist with Trauma Institute International.  She was granted the title of Historical Trauma Specialist through the Culture & Indigenous Wellness Academy by Mother Iya Wekenon Affo, Chief in the village of Ouidah and High Priestess in the Yoruba tradition.  Danielle is currently studying Hawaiian & Indigenous Health and Healing at the University of Hawaii - West O’ahu where she is gaining practical wisdom to bridge the gap between western mental health and traditional medicine.  She is a staff therapist at UC Riverside Counseling Center.  She was selected by her department as the Transformative Staff Member of the 2022-2023 year.  She is currently researching the application of holistic and collaborative trauma-informed mental health care in college communities.

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, AND/or LEPs. IE-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Provider # 62278

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