This seminar focuses on historical and generational trauma from the perspective of American Indians and African Americans and will build on Karina Walter’s 2009 presentation.The fall seminar will host a panel of community and university professionals to discuss cultural ways of knowing, how healing and wellness take place within families and communities, and where the science of historical and intergenerational trauma currently exists.
Elder Atum Azzahir, Executive Director, Cultural Wellness Center
Jessica Gourneau, Clinical Psychologist, American Indian Family Center
Melissa Walls, Ph.D., University of Minnesota- Duluth
Objectives: Participants will learn to:
Understand approaches to historical and generational trauma from community, science, and historical perspectives
Define a theory of “sickness” and the impact of loss of culture and community on individual health and healing
Identify the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma on communities, families, and individuals
Incorporate cultural ways of knowing and healing for individuals, families, and communities
Participants will receive 3 continuing Education Units for Social workers, Psychologists, RNs, Child Welfare workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.
Please select the location at which you will be attending. Each location has more information with the name of the host site coordinator and the address of the event. Registrations received by September 27 will receive a reduced rate of $45 (use promotional code LFTFMPLS) in Minneapolis and $20 (use promotional code LFTFGRMN) in Greater Minnesota.
You can pay directly with credit card or you can register online and mail a check written out to University of Minnesota and mail to:
Jessica Barnes 475 Coffey Hall 1420 Eckles Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108