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2020 AAMHS Speaker

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Topic:

Understanding Historical Roots of Trauma and Health Outcomes

Overview of definitions of trauma and impact on health outcomes will be discussed. A focus on understanding the historical roots of trauma and impact on African American Community in seeking mental health services. Groups will discuss through case analysis ways to improve services and begin to develop plans for creating trauma informed care. Participants will learn of resource in the community and discuss how to work together in community collaborative for prevention.

Dr. Cheryl Dickson

Associate Dean Health Equity and Community Affairs Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine