African-American Multigenerational Trauma & Implementing Models of Change - SUMMER 2019

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome | taught by Dr. Joy DeGruy

Course description

This is an in-depth 10 week online course designed for professionals in the fields of social work, education, mental health, public policy, community program development and similar. 

The course begins JUNE 10, 2019 and there will be 4 interactive lectures (non-mandatory) held Mondays at 4:30pm Pacific:

  • Week 1 Mon June 10th
  • Week 6 Mon July 15th
  • Week 9 Mon August 5th
  • Week 10 Mon August 12th


- Continuing Education
We are currently in the application process for 12-15 CE's from the National Association of Social Workers and National Board of Certified Counselors.

- Course Tuition and Payment Options
There are two options to pay for registration:

  • One time $795
    Register by May 24th and save $150 using promo code EarlySummer

  • Three payments over 3 months $930 ($310/month)
    Register by May 24th and save $150 using promo code EarlySummer
    Please scroll to the bottom to choose the 3 payment option.

Please contact if you have any questions.

The goal of this course is to expose students to the historical events and policies which have lead to contemporary social problems and structural inequalities that continue to negatively impact African Americans. 

  • Multigenerational patterns of adaptive behaviors passed along through generations will be explored with an emphasis on assessment and interventions using evidence based, culture specific, and social justice models.

  • A relationship based approach will be presented as one method of intervention with a particular focus on culturally based strategies that include areas of spirituality, music, art and literature.

  • The course will provide practical tools that will inform practice at the five levels of service and empower individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities throughout the change process.

A crucial aspect of social work involves sensitivity and competence in working with African Americans as an underserved and vulnerable population. This course is designed to enable students to develop a knowledge base and critical awareness of issues specifically impacting African Americans in practice and policy. This course will include the development of techniques useful for practice.

Dr. Joy DeGruy
Dr. Joy DeGruy

Course Curriculum

Week 10: The Theory of Triadic Influence & Restorative Justice Model
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