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African-American/Black Male Trauma 101

April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

African American/Black Male Trauma 101: Culturally relevant frameworks for understanding the impact of trauma experienced by African American males

Training Components

  • Understanding trauma through an Africana Paradigm
  • Understanding race-based schemas and the connection to trauma
  • Understanding the neurobiological impact when engaging issues of race and oppression
  • An Ecological System approach to both the historic and current trauma experienced by African American/Black males
  • Culturally relevant healing components that incorporate “Trauma-Informed” interventions

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their knowledge about Africana Paradigm and its utility in contextualizing the experience of African American/Black males
  • Participants will develop the skill(s) to create positive race-based schemas to heal from trauma
  • Participants will develop three skills to change the neurobiological impact from racism and oppression.
    • Develop different neuropathways using affirming pictures (illustrations)
    • Alter negative images of African American/Black males through the use of a music video
    • Learn Self-reflective techniques to address internalized racism
  • Participants will increase their knowledge around the historical and current impact of systems of oppression and how it adds to trauma

Group Activities

1. Grounding

2. I see you


April 6, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Concordia University Columbia River Campus
11703 NE Glenn Widing Dr.
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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