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Native Americans and Historical Trauma

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American Red Cross (Lakin Campus)

705 North 16th Street

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Native Americans and Historical Trauma

Grace Johnson MS, PLADAC, PLMHP
Mental Health Therapist, Substance Use Counselor
Society of Care, Indian Center Inc.


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday March 30, 2017
American Red Cross (Lakin Campus)-Large Conference Room
705 N 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Training Objectives:

Attendees will learn about:

o What is historical trauma?

o Traditional Native culture prior to reservations

o How does this apply to the new DSM-5 diagnoses?

o What can be done to address historical trauma


Tickets: MHSA Network member-$15 Non-MHSA Network member-$30

CEU credits: 2 hours social work

About the speaker:
Married with two children, Mrs. Johnson grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. She is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. After graduating high school, she attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she studied Psychology. After college she worked in the Omaha Public Schools office of Native American Indian education and as an outreach worker for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. After this experience, she decided to become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. More recently she worked as a Family Support worker with Better Living Counseling Services in Fremont, NE. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling at Bellevue University. Currently, she is a dual-licensed Mental Health Therapist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Her focus is on Historical Trauma issues facing Native American families and communities.

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