course »The Mis-Bereavement of the Racialized Black Male: Unmasking Black Male Grief Reaction to Loss and Racialization

Date: 5/19/2017, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
One of the many disturbing aspects of grieving is experiencing a variety of unexpected or seemingly uncontrollable emotions and/or physical sensations. Often Black Males who mourn fear that they “are going crazy” or somehow “abnormal” in how they are responding to their loss(es). This process can look vastly different for African American Men compared to others.

This training is designed to provide an overview to consumers, professionals and other community providers in learning how to view grief reactions in Black men. In addition, effective ways to assist Black men in their grieving process will be addressed. The training will also focus on practice elements and techniques for providing grief counseling services to Black men. The goal of the presentation is to teach, inform and encourage others to provided appropriate and culturally sensitive clinical services to Black men who are experiencing loss.