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2021 CPA Conference: Black and Native American Mission Office: Healing Trauma’s Narratives with Faith, Hope and Charity

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Dr. Robin Lynn Treptow
1.5 Hours
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This dyad of presenters will use their joint expertise to first name racism and its health effects rooted in historical trauma, and then introduce mission-centered Catholic-Christian advocacy, theory, and practice for healing racism and its grave effects. We will offer research, theory, and tools that attendees can use to become aware of their own biases in order to better help the vulnerable. We will speak culturally-congruent ways to intervene, e.g., culture, nature. Further, CEO of the Black and Native American Mission Office, Father Maurice Henry Sands, will speak to the Church’s work to heal traumas passed from parent to child over successive generations. Participants will leave enriched with data about racism’s costs, advocacy mindset, and culturally apt tools for intervention, e.g., immersion in God’s creation as restorative to physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

3 Objectives to be Learned During this Presentation. 

  • Describe a model of racism’s deceit, and list three ways historical trauma affects wellbeing. 
  • Apply mission-centered Catholic-Christian advocacy, theory, and practice as tools for healing to racism’s effects.
  • Name two changes they will make in their clinical or ministry work by integrating a mission/advocacy mindset with scientific data, i.e., faith and reason, to help heal intergenerational trauma due to racism.

This program does not qualify for NBCC credits