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 Understanding Cultural Intergenerational Trauma




A Case Study on African Americans

     A new perspective of the African American experience

 A 6-hour Continuing Education Workshop for Mental Health Professionals, social workers, psychologists, counselors, case workers, administrators, and practitioners



Why understanding cultural intergenerational trauma strengthens the skills and effectiveness of mental healthcare professionals

Cultural intergenerational trauma as the unrecognized root cause of the challenges faced by African Americans today

Cultural Intergenerational Trauma

How cultural intergenerational trauma affects the well-being of African Americans



the Importance of Cultural Intergenerational Trauma

There has been academic research and thought-provoking discussion regarding intergenerational trauma and its cultural impact on Native Americans and Holocaust survivors, yet its effect on African American culture has been tragically ignored.

The discovery that cultural intergenerational trauma unconsciously impacts the contemporary behavior of African Americans is potentially transformational.





Discover how cultural trauma manifestations contribute to the MAGNITUDE of the self-destructive behaviors of African Americans.

Examine how unconscious, NEGATIVE MENTAL LEGACIES of cultural intergenerational trauma have shaped the identity and perceived self-value of African Americans.

Significantly raise AWARENESS of African American culture.

Consider cultural methods of HEALING for individuals, families and communities.




GAIN a deeper understanding of client behavior.

EXPLORE how clients can be better served and motivated.

Be exposed to a VIABLE BLUEPRINT for the healing of the African American community





In this one-of-a-kind workshop, mental health professionals will gather to examine cultural intergenerational trauma and its contemporary impact on the African American community and how it is integral to the challenges they face.  

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 dynamic learning experience

To create a dynamic learning experience, the workshop will feature a short film, audiovisual presentations, storytelling, small group discussions, handouts and references, culturally specific artifacts, and round-robin conversations.


CUE Credit

Cutting Edge Continuing Education is approved as a provider of continuing education for mental health professionals by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), provider #5178.

Mental Health Professionals, if it is requested, will receive a certificate for six continuing education clock hours upon completion of this course. This workshop satisfies the cultural competency CEU requirements for the state of Illinois. Cutting Edge Continuing Education LLC maintains responsibility for the program.



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