Building resilience for young Black boys through adaptive racial socialization with Huey Hawkins, Ph.D.
Join us Saturdays, Nov. 5, 12, and 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$120 / 4.5 Credit Hours / Location TBD / This Beginner course is for Mental Health Professionals / To register, go to stlpi.org/resilience
Black men living in America have been designated as an “endangered species” for a variety of reasons, namely the targeting and violence done to young Black men by police. Such experiences leave the parents of young Black boys to worry on a constant basis about the safety of their sons. Few, however, have examined the effects of such violence on the young Black man’s sense of himself. Inspired by a recent qualitative research study, this course explores the psychological effects of cultural trauma. It aims to prepare the caregiver, teacher, and mentor of Black boys on how to (1) manage normative psychological experiences of racism; (2) cultivate a positive racial identity within Black indigenous persons of color (BIPOC) adolescents; and (3) navigate safety in harmful racist environments.
Attendees will be able to:1. define cultural trauma, endangerment and racial socialization for Black male children. 2. provide therapeutic approaches for Black male children navigating safety in systematically racist environments. 3. build positive racial identity for Black male children. 4. identify the harmful effects of societal systems on Black male identity. 5. identify how the intersection of class, gender, familial history, and geographic location affects the Black male child’s experience of race.
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