DSW Candidate – Tammy Howard, LMSW, 10:30AM – 11:45AM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Reclaiming Power and Healing: Exploring the Resilience of African American Women After Historical Trauma

DSW Candidate – Tammy Howard

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

10:30AM – 11:45AM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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Reclaiming Power and Healing: Exploring the Resilience of African American Women After Historical Trauma

This presentation will delve into the resilience of African American women in the face of historical trauma, examining how their experiences of racism, oppression, and intergenerational trauma have shaped their ability to endure and thrive. We will explore the unique challenges and strengths that African American women bring to the table, considering factors such as community support, cultural pride, and resistance strategies that contribute to their resilience. By unpacking the historical context of systemic injustices and the ongoing impact on mental health and well-being, we will highlight the resilience strategies that have enabled African American women to navigate adversity and create sources of empowerment. Through a blend of research insights, personal narratives, and empowerment frameworks, this presentation aims to shed light on the nuanced intersection of historical trauma, race, and gender, ultimately emphasizing the importance of culturally relevant interventions and support systems for fostering resilience and healing in this population.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To assess the effectiveness of existing resilience-building interventions and strategies for African American women within the context of historical trauma.
  2. To explore the intersectionality of race, gender, and historical trauma in shaping the experiences of African American women and how these factors influence their adaptive responses to adversity.
  3. To develop culturally sensitive and empowering resources and tools aimed at enhancing resilience and well-being among African American women who have been affected by historical trauma.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

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 15 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 Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.