SAT-001: Parenting Through Trauma & Healing Through Ancestral Strengths
Contact CE Hours: 2
CE Classification: Skills & Methods; Cultural & Social Diversity; Special Topics
This individual session includes session admission, session handouts & materials, and snacks & beverages.
Parenting plays a vital role in play therapy treatment, establishing secure attachment bonds that boost the child’s ability to regulate emotions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. This symposium session aims to explore the unique challenges Black parents face in parenting through trauma, particularly intergenerational trauma, and offers a culturally responsive approach to healing through the lens of play therapy and ancestral strengths. Participants will explore the significance of play therapy as a non-threatening therapeutic approach to addressing trauma and fostering resilience within the Black community. Drawing from cultural wisdom and therapeutic techniques, this session provides valuable insights and practical strategies for mental health professionals wanting to integrate play therapy, as well as educators and community leaders. Participants will gain knowledge of the complex intersection of Black identity, parenting, and historical trauma, recognizing the intergenerational challenges that impact Black families. Participants will leave with culturally responsive tools and a broader perspective on trauma by examining the unique experiences of Black families and how to create culturally sensitive therapeutic environments that support healing.
After attending this session, participants will be able to…
- Assess the unique experiences of Black families and how to create culturally sensitive therapeutic environments that support healing.
- Explain how play therapy can be a bridge between generations to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma and foster healthy family dynamics.
- Describe and practice play therapy techniques specifically tailored to address trauma within Black families and how play can serve as a safe and expressive medium for both children and parents.
*CE Credit for mental health professionals only.
**If you require any specific accommodations to access or participate in any aspect of this symposium, please get in touch with our event organizers no later than July 1, 2024 at email@example.com.