Understanding Historical and Contemporary Trauma in African American Communities: Navigating Supports so Elders Thrive
From Courtney Huber
During the pandemic and civil unrest, older adults may be particularly vulnerable to re-traumatization as they re-experience a previous traumatic event, either consciously or unconsciously, as the result of a current racially bias event. This trauma may be the result of triggering historical knowledge of systemic racism and/or the cumulative toll of daily microaggressions and lived experiences of discrimination in one’s community. Oppression and trauma are part of the lived and social experience of African Americans. They have a negative impact on physical and mental health and well-being. This webinar will provide an overview of the historical trauma and resilience of the African American community in Minnesota as well as provide helpful strategies in trauma-informed care with older adults.