African American Multi-Generational Trauma & Implementing Models of Change

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Now enrolling for June 10th SUMMER session.
10 Week Online Course for

  • Social Workers

  • Teachers

  • Policy Development

  • Anyone working toward lasting community change.

Learn and Implement:

  • Strategies for Community Centered Design (for intervention, community engagement)

  • Instruction on how to identify Community Change Ideas

  • Launching Rapid cycles of Continuous Improvement

  • How to launch a PDSA Cycle (Plan, Do, Study, Act)

  • Processes for Evaluating if change equals improvement (Abandon, Adapt or Adopt)

Register by May 24th and SAVE $150 using code: earlysummer
*this discount code can also be used on the 3 month payment option

  • This course is open to everyone but intended for professionals working in social work, education, mental health and similar areas.
    We will be offering a community focused course later in the year.

  • Pending CEU credit from the NASW + NBCC

Course Description

This course focuses on the suffering and traumas associated with the African experience in America inclusive of the periods of capture, transport, enslavement, emancipation leading up to current times.  Multigenerational patterns of adaptive behaviors passed along through generations will be explored with an emphasis on assessment and interventions using evidence based, culture specific, and social justice models.  

A relationship-based approach will be presented as one method of intervention with a particular focus on culturally based strategies that include areas of spirituality, music, art and literature. The goal of this course is to expose students to the historical events and policies that have lead to contemporary social problems and structural inequalities that continue to negatively impact African Americans.  The course will provide practical tools that will inform practice at the five levels of service and empower individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities throughout the change process.

A crucial aspect of work with African Americans and other people of color involves sensitivity and competence in working with African Americans as an underserved and vulnerable population.  This course is designed to enable students to develop a knowledge base and critical awareness of issues specifically impacting African Americans in practice and policy. This course will include the development of techniques useful for practice.  

We recognize that people experience various forms and levels of oppression on a daily basis, both racially based and based in other targeted identities. However, this space is intentionally being created to focus on people of color in response to non-culturally responsive environments.  

I am not seeking to erase any other experiences, and I am not ignorant of the reality of intersectionality in forms of oppression, but rather are responding to the specific racially based experience and need of African Americans.