Becoming Trauma-Informed: Trauma-Informed Care
Being black, male and a same-gender loving man is enough tragedy to put any black man in a traumatic situation. As if that is not enough, living with HIV/AIDS makes it even worse and a double tragedy for black men who loves and/or have sex with other black men. Trauma-informed social work takes into account the potential role of traumatic life events and development of individuals using service delivery systems. It is not the event that determines whether something is traumatic to someone, but the individual's experience of the event. Receiving an HIV diagnosis can be a traumatic experience for any black gay man. It is essential to understand the consequences of trauma in order to promote prevention and recovery as a community.
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
University at Buffalo School of Social Work
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