Race to the Bottom: A Different Conversation

Racism has long been a part of humans and it is trauma itself, and that hurts deeply. Dr. J and Eliza share their experiences here and how to overcome those problems.

About the speakers:
Dr. Julius Mullen, Ed.D., is the Chief Clinical Officer at Children & Families First. Julius is a nationally certified counselor and licensed to practice mental health in the state of Delaware. He is recognized as an expert in trauma informed care where he a national trainer for PACES Connection, leads CFF’s Brain Science Training Institute and has presented to thousands of professionals/parents/youth about the impact of trauma. As an Adjunct Professor for Wilmington University, Julius teaches across several departments including the doctorate of prevention science program. Julius has also co-authored two children’s books focused on overcoming trauma and toxic stress.

Eliza M. Hirst, Esq., CWLS, is the Chief Strategy Officer at Children & Families First. From 2010-2020, Eliza served as a Deputy Child Advocate with Delaware’s Office of the Child Advocate where she represented children in dependency/neglect proceedings, and continues to volunteer as a child attorney. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Delaware Law School where she teaches courses on Children and the Law and Education Law. Eliza is a member of the Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania Bars, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. In 2012, Eliza was certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children as a Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS).


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