The workshops, seminars and lectures conducted by Dr. DeGruy are reflective of her commitment to the healing and well-being of all people.
AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE
This workshop examines the relationship between current and historical stressors unique to economically disadvantaged African American male youth. Dr. DeGruy investigates issues of violence victimization, violence witnessing, urban hassles, racial socialization, issues of respect and the presence of violence among these youth.
POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME
The Theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome suggests that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multi-generational adaptive behaviors - some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and others that are detrimental and destructive.
In brief, Dr. DeGruy presents facts, statistics and documents that illustrate how varying levels of both clinically induced and socially learned stress related issues were passed along through generations as a result of slavery and ongoing terrorism and anti-blackness.
Healing begins by simply telling the truth. Dr Joy believes that "truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues. "Workshops aim at guiding us toward unlocking our own truths by critically evaluating history, medicine, science, education, etc. Dr. DeGruy shares her strategies for healing by encouraging participants to discover their own voices.
Dr. DeGruy has the keen ability to meet members of her audience where they are and inspire them to rise above their fears. Don't miss the personal and/or organizational opportunity to be empowered in this amazing series of workshops.
Be a partner in social justice. Be a part of history. Be the Healing.
CULTURE SPECIFIC MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND PRACTICE
This seminar couples evidence-based practice models and culturally responsive intervention approaches. The values, customs and traditions that characterize and distinguish different groups of people become the tools through which providers can determine how to proceed in assisting, supporting and strengthening individuals, families and groups from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.