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Cultural bereavement, trauma & stress, and substance use

Ways of dealing with bereavement and grief are influenced by the norms of one’s cultural identity. In our current environment, many have experienced loss resulting from various circumstances that can include migration related impacts, natural disasters, conflict, persecution, family separation, etc. These challenges fall under what is considered Cultural Bereavement,’ and can increase stress and further place people at risk for substance use and traumatic experiences, in particular during grief and adjustment periods.
This interactive training will use a cultural lens to explore the intersects of grief and trauma and other impacting factors prevalent among communities of color, including immigrants and refugees, and how it can underscore substance use. Content will review how culturally conducive, trauma informed approaches are appropriate for rapport building, screening and care interactions with racial and ethnic communities struggling with substance use associated with grief, trauma, and stress.  

Date and Time: 
March 28, 2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am