In this interactive and immersive workshop, participants will explore strength-based strategies for addressing the reintegration experiences of the Black veteran and their family. Participants will examine how to incorporate family systems theory and critical race theory to understand how to best support the Black veteran and their family navigate their experiences of intersectionality, race-based trauma, and PTSD during reintegration. The questions posed will be: How do the family members provide support to one another during reintegration post-deployment? How is the support perceived and received by the family members during reintegration post-deployment? How does race, as it relates to the family’s culture, provide strengths, supports, or barriers during the family reintegration?
- To identify ways to assist family members in providing support for each other during reintegration
- To broach the topic of race in understanding it as a source of resiliency for Black veteran families
To recognize and address the barriers to receiving support from their family members
She received her BA in Psychology & Sociology from Stony Brook University. She received her MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from Mercy College. She earned her PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northcentral University with a focus on Black military families.
- October 21, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lastenia Francis, PhD, LMFT
3 CE Contact Hours
Location: Online Event
A link will be emailed to you one day before the event.