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Health Equity SIG: Legacy Of Trauma: Developmental Trauma and Trauma Informed Strategies for African American Participants
Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Category: SIGS

5:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Presentation

6:45 pm to 7:00 pm - Audience Questions

Event Description: Trauma-informed practice is the new standard for professionals in healthcare and education. This training will give participants a better understanding of the link between developmental trauma and current challenges in the African American patients and families. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of being aware of possible obstacles to healing within the African American community. Participants will also gain culturally responsive practices and strategies for their work with the African American patients and families.

Speaker Bio: Brandon Jones is a psychotherapist, professor, consultant and author. He specializations in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Youth Justice. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Brandon has survived living in a home of domestic violence and various other forms of trauma. Brandon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a Masters in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a Masters in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Brandon is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. He is also professor at Metropolitan State University and Century College. He Currently serves as the Integrated Services Manager at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center. He lives by the motto of “Live life with Purpose on Purpose.” He has a BA and MFT.

Learning Objectives:

The objectives of this training are for participants to: 

1) describe the link between trauma (developmental, community, ACES) and health barriers in African American patients and families throughout the lifespan of childhood to adulthood. 
2) identify 1-2 obstacles to therapeutic alliance with health providers and African American patients, families, and community members in a school based or clinical setting.
3) will describe 1-2 culturally responsive practices and strategies for African American patients, families, and community members that can build meaningful connections/therapeutic alliance in a school based or clinical settings.


Target Audience: OTR, OTA, OTS, all.

Course Level:  Introductory

Event Location: Center for Equity and Culture, Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice St N, St Paul, MN 55117

Continuing Education Credits:  1.5 CEU

 This course fulfills the AOTA Classification Code for Continuing Education Activities: Professional Practice

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Contact: Erin Salinas at [email protected]