Event facilitated by: Meghan Wills
Trauma is an emotional response to a distressing event or series of connected events. Trauma can be intergenerational as well, “a cumulative emotional and psychological wounding over the lifespan and across generations, emanating from massive group trauma”. In this conversation, Meghan Wills will engage with the ACB community on trauma, especially intergenerational, due to anti-Black racism and as experienced by different ACB communities. Also, Meghan will discuss specific strengths ACB people and communities can leverage to mitigate trauma. Afterwards there will be ample opportunity to ask questions.
For resources to cope or heal, please go here: https://theacmp.wpcomstaging.com/mental-health-resources/
This event is part of Mental Health Month.
Quote from: Brave Heart, Maria Y.H. (1998). The return to the sacred path: Healing the historical trauma response among the Lakota. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 68(3), 287-305.