Reclaiming the Narrative: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Historical Trauma
This training is to be an informative and interactive workshop to explore the link between historical and current trauma related to the African American community’s experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may act as challenges to effective sustainable change. The training will also discuss and examine practical, culturally sensitive, outcome driven and best and/or promising practices. The goal of the training is to:
Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 24 years of experience as a behavioral consultant and an Adverse Childhood Experience trainer. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work and working with African American men and adolescents. He is currently SAFE Families Manager at The Family Partnership managing the federally funded Be More Project to engage African American young men and boys to stop violence against women and girls. Also, Healing Generations culturally-specific relapse support program for African American men. He has been certified as an Adverse Childhood Experience trainer. Sam was awarded the 2009 Governor’s Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives Best Practices Award for his work with MN Department of Veterans Outreach Services, prison reentry and in the African American community. He is co-host of "Voices” radio show on KMOJ FM that addresses issues of the urban community. Sam is respected for his highly informed work around African American historical trauma around the country.
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104