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African-American/Black Male Trauma 102

April 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Training Components

  • Revisit the Africana Paradigm
  • Viewing trauma through the Africana Paradigm
  • Increasing our knowledge about the impact of Posttraumatic Slave
  • African American/Black males healing from the impact of Posttraumatic Slave Syndrome by centering African American/Black experience
  • Managing racial trauma through recoding race-based schemas
  • Using an Africana framework when assessing African American/Black male’s reaction to traumatic events
  • Keys to developing positive African American/Black male masculinities
  • Facilitating African American/Black males in their efforts in maintaining healthy masculinities

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their skills to manage the effect of cognitive dissonance
  • Participants will increase their knowledge about the Africana Paradigm
  • Participants will increase their understanding of the functions of the brain when African American/Black males experience trauma
  • Participants will learn how systems of oppression impedes healing from trauma
  • Participants will learn three techniques to facilitate African American/Black males in their process to heal from trauma
  • Participants will learn two techniques to address somatic expressions of trauma experience by African American/Black males
  • Participants will be able to apply an Africana framework when enhancing African American/Black male masculinities

Group Activities

1. Calling the Spirit Home

2. Felt sense


April 20, 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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