Historical Trauma and the Impact of Systemic Disparities
Addressing trauma and its impact requires an understanding of historical trauma and systemic disparities in our community. Join the Orchard Place Trauma Informed Care Project and Central Iowa ACEs 360 for an engaging learning opportunity featuring Dr. Daniel Spikes and Professor Motier Haskins.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required due to limited space.
Thank you to Polk County Decategorization, Polk County Department of Human Services, and Polk County Minority Youth and Families Initiative for sponsoring this opportunity!
Daniel Spikes, PhD
Daniel Spikes is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Organizations and Policy at Iowa State University (ISU). His research interests focus on racial disparities in educational outcomes and the policies and practices of school districts, schools, and school leaders that serve to perpetuate and/or ameliorate these disparities. He also focuses on the professional development of adult learners on cultural proficiency and/or anti-racism and how this development contributes to the improvement of racial outcomes. He has delivered professional development sessions and talks throughout the country to various groups and organizations, including educational, religious, professional, and civic and service organizations. Prior to working at ISU, he served as a middle school English/Language Arts teacher and high school administrator in Lufkin, TX. In addition, he worked as an adjunct faculty member at Angelina Community College, as the Assistant Director for Pre-College Academic Readiness Programs, and as the District Site Coordinator for the federally funded Principalship Program at UT-Austin.
Motier Haskins, MSW
Professor Motier Haskins is a Faculty member at the University of Iowa, School of Social Work. He received his degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. He teaches courses on Discrimination Oppression and Diversity, Organization and Community Practice, Individual Families and Groups and Integrated Theory and Practice. He is former Coordinator of the Critical Cultural Competence Certificate Program. He was born in Harlem, New York and has traveled and presented in several countries including (Europe, South America, Africa, The Middle East and South Asia). Professor Haskins has developed and conducted over 3,000 hours of cultural competency trainings locally and nationally in the past few years alone. He is on the leadership team for the UOI National Coalition Building Institute affiliate. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Council on American Islamic Relations, and is a member of the National Association of Social Work and the National Association of Black Social Workers. His research interest includes: Cultural Competency in Social Work Education, Islamophobia and Domestic Violence in the American Muslim Community.