Live Professional Workshop: Shifting From Trauma-Informed to Healing-Centered Care for Black Male Teens

Join The Center of Education at Sheppard Pratt for this free professional workshop!

Presented by: Kenneth L. Bourne, LSW, Founder, Bourne Anew, LLC

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Trauma-informed care typically focuses on treating the symptoms experienced by individuals affected by trauma. This approach often isolates these symptoms, leading individuals to feel defined by their traumatic experiences, hence the term "trauma survivor." However, as service providers, we should move away from solely treating symptoms and adopt a more holistic approach that promotes collective well-being. A healing-centered methodology offers this broader perspective, recognizing trauma as part of a person's overall experience and addressing it through various cultural, civic, and collective healing practices. This approach emphasizes the interconnectedness of trauma and healing within communities. By shifting from a treatment-based model to healing-centered engagement, we can restore well-being by leveraging individuals' strengths and fostering a supportive environment. In this training, we will discuss healing-centered approach for Black male patients specifically. Participants will learn to differentiate between trauma-informed care and healing-centered engagement, explore how specific brain regions influence the well-being of Black boys and men, and practice applying healing-centered engagement principles via case studies.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Distinguish trauma-informed care from healing centered engagement strategies.
  2. Apply a salutogenic approach to current policies and procedures.
  3. Practice how to apply a healing-centered engagement approach by analyzing a case study.
Approval Statements:

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 1.5 NBCC clock hours.