Part 1: Introduction: Rethinking Trauma and Mental Health for People of African Ancestry. 1. Reclaiming Our Right to Wholeness and Wellness. Part 2: Conceptualizing Urban Practice and Mental Health. 2. Living While Black: The Psychophysiological Health Implications of Vicarious Racial Trauma. 3. Sacred Spaces: Spirituality as a Healing-Centered Modality for Trauma in Urban Communities. 4. Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, and Brainspotting: An African-Centered Critique. 5. Culturally Relevant, Trauma-Responsive, and Healing-Centered Social Work Supervision. Part 3: Trauma and the Legacy of the Black Experience. 6. Encapsulating our Truths: An Afrocentric Approach to Addressing Trauma in African American Culture. 7. Intimate Partner Violence, Trauma and Mental Health. 8. #IAmMeToo: Considering African-Centered Strategies for Sexual Assault Survivors. 9. The Fingerprint of Trauma on Black Youth: A critical Analysis of Eurocentric Social Work Models with Adolescents and the Shift Toward the Afrocentric Paradigm. 10. Cocoa Butter: How Black Mothers Prevent, Protect and Heal Their Daughters from Racialized-Gender Trauma. Part 4: In the Trenches: Community Advocacy. 11. Being an Informal Caregiver:A Multigenerational Issue Across The Life Span. 12. Addressing Trauma and Toxicity Among Black Male Youth: Exploring African-Centered Rites of Passage Programming as a Protective Factor. 13. Uponyaji: Restoring the Spirits Of Foster Care and Adopted Children Who Have Experienced Loss. 14. Addressing Substance use through African-Centered Practice Approaches. 15. Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Black Community: Examining Culturally Responsive Approaches. 16. Incarceration: The New Slavery.
Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C is a tenured Associate Professor and former Chair, Master of Social Work Program. She currently serves as a faculty member in the PhD Program, School of Social Work, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. She is Founder and CEO of Rhonda Wilbon Consulting LLC and Co-Founder of Empowered Wellness LLC. Her professional articles have appeared in several journals. Dr Wilbon has contributed to the professional literature with training curriculums, research reports, conference presentations, and book chapters. Her primary practice and research areas include domestic violence and adult survivors of child sexual abuse and sexual assault.Anthony Estreet, Ph.D., LICSW, is a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of the Addiction area of specialized practice in the Master of Social Work Program, School of Social Work, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. He is the CEO/Executive Director of a behavioral health consulting and treatment center - Next Step Treatment Center, LLC. Fueled by his strong desire to address health and mental health disparities through policy and practice efforts, he continues to develop key partnerships with various community-based organizations, hospitals, and universities across the United States and globally to provide ongoing training and technical assistance focused on improving behavioral health treatment-related outcomes.