Stepping Into a Future Free of Historical Trauma

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 10

Join Iya Affo in this comprehensive analysis of Historical Trauma. Iya uses the ancient tradition of storytelling and visual representation to facilitate visceral learning as the foundation. The indigenous teaching methods are woven with current academia to further study indigenous wellness, epigenetics, colonization, decolonization, and healing from a multicultural lens. Additionally, we explore the impact of trauma on the family unit and methods for providing culturally competent services to BIPOC communities. The purpose of the presentation is to take participants on a journey from wellness to disease and finally to the restoration of equilibrium for tribes, communities, families, and individual survivors of Historical Trauma.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand how BIPOC wellness and the salutogenic model of health impacts goal setting and health outcomes in BIPOC communities.
  • Participants will understand how the impact of historical trauma currently affects individuals and communities from various ethnic backgrounds.
  • Participants will recognize how epigenetics and intergenerational trauma manifests in BIPOC communities.
  • Participants will begin to identify characteristics of prejudice and how it can be detrimental in various settings.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how to support racial justice and healing for BIPOC across the social ecological model.
  • Participants will have the ability to apply knowledge about historical trauma to effectively serve, with cultural competence, families from various communities.

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Arizona Trauma Institute
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Mesa, Arizona 85202

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