Workshop Title:

Trauma-Informed Care: Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome 

 

Credit Hours:

3

 

Location:

Chicago, Illinois

 

Date:

Saturday, June 2nd

Tuition:

$45 Regular Rate

 

Workshop Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS): a set of behaviors and beliefs related to the multigenerational trauma experienced by enslaved Africans and their descendants. Inspired by the 2005 book from the same name (Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy), this workshop will highlight the ways in which elements of the United States' history: centuries of slavery, systemic and structural oppression, mass incarceration and more have contributed to maladaptive behaviors of enslaved Africans and their descendants, even if originally borne out of survival. Through frank discussions of the ways in which physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and spiritual abuses were meted out to the enslaved populations, this workshop will explore the impact on African-American populations today and the implications for our roles as behavioral health professionals. 

Continuing Education Approval:

  • AODA Professionals: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Certification Board for the following categories: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II.  

  • Professional Counselors: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LPCs and LCPCs.

  • Social Workers: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LSWs and LCSWs. *This seminar satisfies the cultural competence requirement for Illinois social workers.*

  • Nurses: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for APNs, RNs and LPNs.