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# of CE's: 
0.3 IACET CE's

To understand American history is to also have a consciousness of African American culture, plight and the effects of structural racism. For approximately 250 years’ slavery existed and was a dominant force in American life. Its estimated that 6 to 7 million enslaved Africans were brought to America during the 18th century leaving behind their heritage and own way of life. This training will briefly explore the history of precolonial West Africa including their traditions, art and technology. This training will also explore how slavery, Jim Crow and disenfranchised grief of African society impacts African Americans in the contemporary US.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explore precolonial African society which includes its customs, traditions and advancements. 
  2. Discuss generational trauma and disenfranchised grief of Africans.
  3. Identification of past and present issues faced by the African American community.
  4. Recognize behavioral health equity in its role in supporting this community.
Intended Audience: 

Mental health workers, mental health professionals

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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates will be emailed to participants within 30 business days of training. Certificates of Attendance will be available to download from the Learning Hub once the evaluation is successfully submitted.