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Live Webinar: Legacy of Trauma: The African American Experience

Saturday, November 5, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (CDT)

Event Details

This training will explore the link between intergenerational and current trauma related to individuals and communities that interface with the many social service systems. Participants will understand the connection between developmental trauma and contemporary challenges in the African Americans involved in the systems. We will explore our experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may challenge constructive relationship development. We will discuss practical, culturally Intelligent, trauma-responsive strategies to keep our work moving forward in mediation, pro-social activities, and service delivery.

Objectives Include:

-The participants will learn how to modify their work to understand individuals and their adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress.

-The participants will understand how African American historical trauma impacts from childhood, adolescents, through adulthood.

-The participants will identify methods practitioners, providers, and mediators can build meaningful connections with African American adolescents and community members.

-The participants will identify life skills and daily functioning for practitioners, providers, and mediators to have impactful connections with African American adolescents.

This course meets criteria for 3 hours of general continuing education by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health for Oklahoma LPC and LMFT license holders, by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (provider #20220088) for Oklahoma LCSW license holders, by the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors (certificate #20220018) for LADC and CADC license holders (3 hours non-specific CEUs), and for Oklahoma case managers (3 hours general CEUs).

Brandon Jones, MA, CPPM

Brandon is the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Executive Director. He has a consulting and training background in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Brandon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a master's in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a master's in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Brandon is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. Today, he provides the MACMH staff and board with the leadership and vision necessary to keep MACMH at the forefront of Mental Health education and advocacy. He lives by the motto of “Live life with Purpose on Purpose.”