DSW Candidate – Chelece-Atavia Brown, LSW, 3:35 PM-4:35 PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2023 Event!

Embodying Freedom: Addressing Mental Health in the Black Church Utilizing Trauma Informed Care

Chelece-Atavia Brown, LSW 

Monday, April 24, 2023

3:35 PM-4:35 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Embodying Freedom: Addressing Mental Health in the Black Church Utilizing Trauma Informed Care

This presentation will explore the history of the Black church and the impact of generational trauma. Mental health disparities in the Black community will be identified and. This presentation utilizes Afrocentric and systems theory to analyze historical context, modern representation, and provide future implications for collaborative faith-based health resources.

Restoreth My Soul is a trauma-informed care program for Black churches developed by this presenter. Restoreth My Soul will be launched in September 2023. The program aims to create conversations about mental health in local/international African American church communities through webinars and virtual conferences.

Restoreth My Soul will to provide resources to reduce the members and leaders silently suffering as result of their trauma. The intended outcome of the program is the educate, evaluate, and implement mental health policies in Black congregations.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase awareness of trauma in the Black church
  2. Address spiritual abuse through Afrocentric and systems theory 
  3. Explore a practical solution utilizing trauma-informed care from a biblical worldview 

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 20 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Chris Dennison at christopher.dennison@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.