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I Can’t Breathe: Understanding Cultural Trauma,

Grief & Mourning Experienced by African Americans 

The senseless and publicized murder of George Floyd reminded thousands of African Americans of the systematic injustice that has and continues to threaten the moral fabric of America. As African Americans try to make sense of what it means to be an American and more importantly what it means to be an African American in this country, many are struggling to breathe.

This informative and powerful training will help you gain a deeper understanding of African American’s history of trauma in America. You will accompany Dr. Buckingham on a cultural journey to explore why the senseless murder of George Floyd led to a national tragedy. Dr. Buckingham will explain why African Americans are struggling to breathe and differentiate grieving and mourning. He will also provide strategies that attendees can use to help African Americans cope effectively with their justifiable anger and prolonged psychological trauma.

Learning objectives: 

  • Describe why so many African Americans are struggling to breath.
  • Understand American history and Black history in America.
  • Define African American’s history of trauma in America through systematic racism.
  • Differentiate grieving and mourning among African Americans.
  • Identify 5 strategies that can help African Americans cope with their justifiable anger and prolonged psychological trauma.
**After we receive your donation, we will email you a vimeo link and password to watch the on-demand video.
Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham

President, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

Let’s Talk Love: How Couples Can Trauma Proof

Their Relationships and Overcome Adversity 

 

Does racism cause or contribute to trauma in Black relationships?

Whether you are aware of it or not, trauma penetrates many aspects of our lives. The majority of couples who experience conflict are not aware of the impact that racism plays in their relationship. Black marriages and relationships have been under attack since slavery.

In this powerful and informative training, you will be equipped you with the tools that you need to trauma proof your relationship and overcome adversity.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define trauma.
  • Understand how trauma has negatively penetrated the black community and impacted black couples.
  • Review 5 strategies to help you trauma proof your relationship.
**After we receive your donation, we will email you a vimeo link and password to watch the on-demand video. 
Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham

President, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

Gifting Empathy: That Selfless Gift that Cultivates

Understanding and Bonding Between Parents & Teens   

The increased teen violence, racial tension, civil unrest, and widespread hate in America has made it imperative for parents to strive with more focus to raise teens who feel like they have a voice and can be heard. We must provide them with a safe space to express their fears and concerns without being lectured. We must provide them with the selfless gift of empathy so that they can pass it on to their children.

This masterclass is ideal for parents who want to build the next generation of selfless and compassionate adults. Through story-sharing and scenarios, participants will gain knowledge about how to use empathy to cultivate understanding and bonding with their teens.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will  learn about Dr. Buckingham’s 5 Step Empathy Model and use it to develop the knowledge and parenting skills needed to raise selfless, emotionally generous, and compassionate teens.                                          

**After we receive your donation, we will email you a vimeo link and password to watch the on-demand video. 
Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham

President, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

Is Psychotherapy only for White People?

Why It’s So Difficult for

African Americans to Seek Help  

Amid increasing racial tension and rates of mental illness, so few African Americans receive psychotherapy. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population and only 1 out of 3 African Americans who need mental health treatment receives it. Furthermore, African Americans have lower rates of any mental health service using prescription medications and outpatient services, but higher use of inpatient services. And while psychotherapy has been proven to help alleviate psychological distress, one fundamental question continues to pique the curiosity of researchers and mental health professionals: why it is so difficult for African Americans to seek help?

In this dynamic training, Dr. Buckingham highlights access to care, cultural insensitivity, and misdiagnosing challenges that prevents African Americans from seeking professional help. Additionaly, he sheds light on how psychotherapy can be used to either empower or disempower African Americans who have experienced and continue to experience oppression, discrimination, and systematic injustice.

Through personal story-sharing and professional treatment scenarios, Dr. Buckingham will answer the one question that most Americans hesitate to ask, Is Psychotherapy only for White People?

Learning Objectives:

  • Define historical trauma and mental health challenges in the African American community. 
  • Describe access to care, cultural insensitivity, and misdiagnosing challenges that prevents African Americans from seeking professional help.
  •  Explain how psychotherapy can be used to either empower or disempower African Americans.
  •  Identify social advocacy and growth strategies that social workers and other healthcare professionals can use to bridge the help seeking gap among African Americans and other ethnic groups.
**After we receive your donation, we will email you a vimeo link and password to watch the on-demand video. 
Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham

President, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

Empathy-Driven Mindset: Combating Social Injustice

Through Introspection and Compassion 

Have you ever thought about empathy and its relation to social injustice?

Empathy is an indispensable life skill that requires a certain level of intellectual and emotional aptitude in order to recognize and understand the thoughts, emotions, and perspectives that others might experience.

Simply stated, Empathy is not just about “walking in others’ shoes”. Empathy is the ability to connect with others in a manner in which they feel understood and emotionally safe. Lack of empathy is a primary factor that makes individuals miserable in life, love, and interpersonal relationships. If you cannot empathize with others, then you are unlikely to care about and connect with them.

Some people are good at objectifying other people, treating them like ‘things’, and even attacking them without any feeling of remorse. If you desire to work with others in harmony, you must learn to be empathetic.

In this informative training, Dr. Buckingham discusses empathy, compassion, introspection, and how each can be used to combat social injustice. He also discussed the importance of developing an Empathy-Driven Mindset to combat social injustice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why “Mindset Matters”?
  • Describe why social injustice is a mindset issue?
  • Define “Empathy-Driven Mindset”.
  • Articulate how to use the 3 Step L.E.L. Process to develop an “Empathy-Driven Mindset”.
**After we receive your donation, we will email you a vimeo link and password to watch the on-demand video. 
Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham

President, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

Resilient Thinking: How Black People Can

Build Individual and Community Resilience

Are you a resilient person or a troubled person? Do you know the difference?

Resilience is defined differently for many individuals because it takes on many forms and has various components. However, most researchers agree that resilience is associated with an individual’s ability to bounce back after facing adversity or hardship. To add to this basic understanding, I personally define resilience as the ability to bounce back wiser, better, and stronger after facing adversity. Resilient individuals recover quicker and cope with adversity and psychological stress in an effective manner. Being resilient will enable you to move forward and prosper in a healthy manner after experiencing adversity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe adversity and resilience.
  • Review resilience research.
  • Identify and discuss factors for building resilience.
  • Discuss Resilient Thinking.
  • Highlight how individual resilience can help build community resilience.
  • Process Personal Resilience Stories (group activity).
**After we receive your donation, we will email you a vimeo link and password to watch the on-demand video. 

Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham

President, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

A Culture of Trauma: Why Is It So Easy for

Black People to Suppress Their Trauma and Grief? 

Black people have a rich history filled with trauma and grief. No other ethnic group in America has been enslaved and oppressed for centuries. In our quest to recognize and honor our ancestors’ sacrifices, thousands of African Americans suppress our trauma and grief. Unfortunately, too often we neglect to get the help that we need to heal properly.

In this heart-felt training, Dr. Buckingham explores some of the psychological, economical and cultrual barriers that prevent African Americans from seeking  professional counseling after experiencing trauma and grief. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why is it so easy for Black people to suppress their trauma and grief.
  • Review American history and Black history in America.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of African American’s history of trauma in America through systematic racism.
  • Learn how to differentiate grieving and mourning among African Americans.
  • Identify 3 strategies you can use to help African Americans cope with suppressed trauma and grief.
**After we receive your donation, we will email you a vimeo link and password to watch the on-demand video. 

Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham

President, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

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