Statistics show that the United States is facing an epidemic of lost and distressed youth who struggle to handle the daily challenges of life.
Adversity and trauma come with significant consequences, many of which are negative. However, it may be possible to heal and strive beyond your trauma.
Self-care in communities of color has often been seen as selfish. This is especially true for Black women who are expected to be superheroes that push past, instead of addressing, trauma.
Black youth, many of whom suffer from identity crises caused by trauma, are particularly strained.
Dressed in a casual blue and off-white plaid shirt, the sure-footed trauma specialist and author weaved around the room at the event hosted by the newly formed grassroots organization created to build bridges across racial, social and economic lines to address racial justice issues.
A Minneapolis city government program is shedding light on how to help communities deal with government-related trauma. Since 2016, Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) Minneapolis has partnered with area organizations to assist high-risk youth and families who have been affected by such issues as police-involved shootings of unarmed Black men.
When we look at the current state of Black youth today, we often have mixed thoughts and emotions on whom and how they are. We have brilliant young Black people, geniuses with untapped potential, and troubled young people who often get labeled as at-risk.
Applications for the Resilience 365 series program are open now through July 18.
It is hard to not be triggered into trauma in such a toxic stress society as ours. There are stressors lurking around many corners. What can we do to protect ourselves? As Black people, we continue to live with much self-doubt, inferiority, and anti-Blackness that streams from our historical and intergenerational trauma. These uncomfortable truths […]
The year 2016 has been a year of significant toxic and traumatic stress for Black people. We have been bombarded with adversity, joy, frustration, and pride from multiple angles all year. If we are to be honest, this is nothing new to our collective experience since we have been in America. However, the year of […]