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Intergenerational Trauma: The Burdens We Are Not Meant to Carry with Terance Dawkins

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Slavery, racial trauma, discrimination, oppression, and segregation… are but a few of the profound and enduring traumas that have afflicted African Americans for generations.

These harrowing experiences have given rise to beliefs and teachings that continue to reverberate through the ages, leaving a lasting impact on present-day generations.

Teachings handed down from our ancestors may have once been crucial for survival but are now transformed into detrimental forces that continue to affect us. These beliefs and teachings profoundly influence how we perceive ourselves, others, and the world at large, manifesting in our daily interactions and often leading to harmful behaviors that perpetuate cycles of trauma.

Breaking free from these intergenerational cycles necessitates shedding the burdens of the past.

Join clinician and national speaker Terance Dawkins, LISW-CP, in this important and inspiring presentation. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of Intergenerational Trauma, know the factors influencing its perpetuation, and most critically learn strategies to break free from its impact, fostering a more empathetic and informed approach to addressing this critical issue with clients.

By learning from the past and forging a new path, we empower ourselves and future generations to thrive, unburdened by the weight of ancestral trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a more comprehensive knowledge of Intergenerational Trauma and how it is passed down through generations.
  2. Examine how various attachment styles impact the transmission and perpetuation of Intergenerational Trauma within families.
  3. Learn how historical and cultural roots of Intergenerational Trauma shape beliefs, teachings, and family dynamics.
  4. Discuss the profound effects of Intergenerational Trauma on individuals’ mental health and their ability to engage in healthy interpersonal relationships.
  5. Explore effective strategies and skills to break generational curses and alleviate the burdens of Intergenerational Trauma within families and communities.


March 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm