Note Speaker: Dianne Haulcy, chief operating officer of The
“Early Trauma: the
effects on African American men”
- This presentation focus is to raise awareness about issues of
early childhood trauma as it relate to African American men and their standing in the community, and to explore ways to improve
service and health outcomes for these men and their families by generating trauma-informed services.
The Workshop Powerpoint
Dianne Haulcy - Bio
“The Change Begins Within – A Faith-Based Perspective on Healing the Black Community” Pastors Tim and Jessica
Jackson, New Living Way Christian Center
- This session will explore the critical role that spirituality and the faith-based community have in supporting the
healing of black men – spirit, soul and body. Beginning with an understanding of the purpose and power of men from a
spiritual perspective, we can better understand what is needed to heal them, their families, and the entire community. The
presenters will share information about the role of the faith-based community in Welcome Home - a reentry initiative that
is working to support men returning home from prison and reduce the harmful effects that recidivism has on families and the
Daughters and Loving Son – The Psychological and Social Implications for the African American Community” Harry Ford, MSW, LICSW
- Dr. Patricia Dixon states, in her book African American Relationships, Marriage and Families
(2007), “Not to blame women for the social and economic conditions that put them in the unfortunate position to raise
children alone, it is common knowledge that some African American mothers raise their daughters and love their sons.”
Therefore, African American communities most wrestle with the causes and effects of this phenomenon. It is imperative to look at the potential causes for this dilemma from a historical perspective. In addition it is equally important to seek out the root of this quandary and evaluate how these communities
might respond in real time present day action. When the common statements within
a community are reflective of the functioning of that community it is the role of members of the community to question why
the phenomenon is present and how individuals help to perpetuate its continuation. Therefore, this workshop will focus on two central questions related to empowering Black Men through Community Healing:
- What are the psychological and sociological implications for the African American community phenomenon of “raising
daughters and loving sons”?
- How might this impact the clinical treatment of African
American men and boys?
Harry Ford - Bio
begins with the Father - FEAR has no place in health and progress”
Nicole Randolph, Parent & Community
Healing and Wellness begins with the men. If he heals the children become well. Indentifying root causes and moving
towards solutions for the sake of the children and themselves. Encouraging fathers/men to move beyond the deficit model to
heal/help their children to become successful. Provide community resources including skill based programs for families to
become engaged in the community. More importantly, Fathers deciding to make a commitment to move beyond circumstance to success.
(Focus on strategies to impact academic achievement through involvement in the schools and afterschool programs)
the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." ~ Ruth
The Workshop Powerpoint
Nicole Randolph - Bio
The Citizen Father Project is a community action project developed in partnership between the Citizen
Professional Center (U of M) and the FATHER Project. High achieving fathers and
professionals have worked together in partnership to develop a community action project with the goal of developing and delivering
messages about the importance of healthy, active fathers. Information about the
Families and Democracy Model as a framework for the work will be discussed, as well as the impact and broader vision of this
The Workshop Notes
Males vs. Adult Manhood Description”
LaRone R. Greer, MSW. Project Imani
- Project Imani is
designed to facilitate the education & empowerment of African American boys through school, home, & community. Through
this discussion, we will explore how African American boys are challenged with the true definition of manhood. Project Imani
facilitates through interactive discussion the following, indulging into questions for participants interested in reducing
pathologies which exist among African American males:
- How do
we identify cultural identity, demonstrate positive role modeling, & discuss manhood with young black males?
will we take responsibility and accountability with teaching solutions for African American boys that are based on acceptance
& the application of African & African American cultural traditions with the transition into adult manhood
Describe the critical issues facing young black males going into manhood by chronological age,
maturity, cultural identity, fatherlessness, community & generational isolation.
Learn about strategies designed
to engage African American males around issues related to manhood throughout their life course.
Explore the importance of using culturally relevant life skills models to engage
adolescent African American males with the utilization of Nguzo Saba and the Rites of Passage in dealing with manhood.
The Workshop Powerpoint
LaRone R. Greer - Bio
“PTSD: the impact on the Somali
Ali Jamal Shireh, Mental
Health Practitioner, MA, Somali Domestic Violence Outreach & Somali Mental Health Education Project
- Participants will be gain understanding the Family dynamics, special issues of children,
western view of mental illness versus Somali views of mental illness.
- Participants will be gain understanding of what mental illness
symptoms look like in the of Somali community.
- Participants will be able to examine treatments with Somalis experiencing
- Participants will be able to examine the possible areas of cultural
difference and barriers
Ali Jamal Shireh - Bio
to Liberation: Examining Males of Color Identity Development through the Lens of Social and Media Constructs”
Agent Consultants: Each One, Reach One, Teach One
Marcellus Davis, Kenneth Turner,
Raul Ramos and Alexander Hines
workshop will engage the audience in a dialogue of how young men of color, specifically African American males are stereotyped
by social and media constructs in their identity development during their P-12 school years, their arrival on college campuses
and life in general. Empirical research on male and ethnic identity development theories will be addressed as well as anecdotal
information in conjunction with observations from professionals in P-12 and higher education and the realities that we face
in dealing with the effects of lowered expectations and diminished opportunities of these talented young men. It is imperative that we re-examine our work with males of color in that their humanity is defined by the
development of knowledge, therefore it is critically necessary for each generation to learn who and what they are. Know Thy
Participants will be able to examine and critically analyze stereotypes and the impact of these social constructs and
generalizations for specific populations.
Participants will be gain understanding of moving from the cycle of socialization to the cycle of liberation
in their own development and areas for further exploration in their holistic development for success in academics and life.
Participants will be able to talk openly and honestly about how our society has deemed what is masculinity
and what is not as well as how educators must look at redefining masculinity with the current generation of African American
Change Agent Consultants - Bios
Psychodrama of Change!
Violet Arnold, Double Dutch LLC.
- Psychodrama is a form of human development which explores, through dramatic action, the problems issues concerns,
dreams and highest aspirations of people, groups, systems and organizations. Empowerment Tool
Closing Key Note Speaker: Dr. William Oliver, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University.
“DECONSTRUCTING OUR TRAUMA IN
PURSUIT OF HEALING”
review the key elements of African American Trauma
address how trauma begets consequences and cycles of personal and social disorganization
an overview of key pathways necessary for African American Healing
The Workshop Powerpoint
Black Males and Social Problems
"The Streets": An Alternative Black Male Socialization Institution
Intimate Partner Violence During the Transition from Prison to the Community
Dr. William Oliver - Bio
Dr. William Oliver - Vita
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