Historical Trauma Among African Americans, Radical Healing, and Resilience Pt. 1

Dr. Isaiah Pickens, clinical psychologist, founder and CEO of iOpening Enterprises, facilitates an important discussion with two of his colleagues, Dr. Riana Anderson, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, and Dr. Shawn C.T. Jones, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The first podcast of this three-part series Historical Trauma Among African Americans, Radical Healing, and Resilience focuses on historical trauma and the pain that is still felt from the past and current day occurrences, white supremacy’s contribution to pain in the black family, and how this pain shows up today for children, clinically, in school, the home, and child welfare settings.

Thank you to Isaiah Pickens for collaborating with your colleagues and organizing and facilitating the discussion for this series. More about iOpening Enterprises and Dr. Isaiah Pickens, its founder and CEO, can be found here: https://www.iopeningenterprises.com/.

Additional resources on this topic can be found on the FRIENDS website, including Historical Trauma Among African Americans, ACES, and Hope, a podcast that was released in 2019, https://friendsnrc.org/resources/?_sf_s=African

Two Resources mentioned in the three-part series:

EMBRace – Engaging, Managing, and Bonding Through Race is a 5-week program that focuses on racial socialization, racial stress and coping, and family functioning in order to reduce the discriminatory tension we may experience on a daily basis.  Click the link to learn more https://theembraceprogram.wixsite.com/embrace/goals

Our Mental Health Minute seeks to reduce stigma about mental health in the black community and provide resources in access, utilization, and quality of mental health care. Spanning three seasons, more than 30 video and podcast episodes on mental health have been produced. Click here to learn more. https://www.ourmhm.com/


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