course »Understanding and Addressing Multigenerational Trauma among African American Families Involved with Systems of Care

Date: 12/2/2016, 10:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
With the goal of providing context for understanding and addressing some of the struggles and perseverance of African American families involved with the child welfare system, information will be presented on the impact and transmission of multigenerational trauma, how this impacts African-American lived experience and various responses to this traumatic stress. Participants will also learn supportive strategies and interventions for addressing trauma with African American youth and families.

Training participants will build awareness and learn strategies/skills regarding:
  • Racial inequities and disparities with African Americans involved with systems of care and the impact on permanency for youth and families
  • Culture and trauma – examining the African American experience through a trauma lens
  • Understanding the complex cultural context of multigenerational trauma within the African American community
  • Potential African American responses to trauma and the impact of traumatic stress
  • The impact of birth parent trauma on parenting and participation with systems of care
  • Having courageous conversations about race with youth and families
  • Supportive culturally and trauma-informed interventions