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Walking in the Shadows of Boyhood Grief: An African American Male Reflection on Loss and Identity Development

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Presenter will examine the impact of childhood loss and grief experiences from the lens of his own psychosocial development as an African American male growing up in the South as a social work practitioner. Participants will explore the impact of male identity, place and positionality on the childhood grief process and discuss practice paradigms and approaches that provide support and opportunities for African American male youth growth and development.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Walking in the Shadows of Boyhood Grief: An African American Male Reflection on Loss and Identity Development created by Kevin Carter, LCSW in 2016.

Publication Date:

February 3, 2016

Course Material Author

Kevin Carter, LCSW

Kevin Carter currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Field Education for the JMSW Program between North Carolina A&T State and UNCG. He holds a MSW from Howard University and is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina and Florida. Kevin has worked in a variety of academic, community and private settings in clinical and administrative positions that serve youth and families, across several states. He also has served as a Grief Reach Review panel member and the NAGC Education and Outreach Committee.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers. It is appropriate for intermediate levels of participants.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explore ways in which the ideas about and approaches to masculinity impact the emotional and social development of boys in the coping with loss.

  2. Develop and examine grief timelines for african american male children that they have worked with and explore the social environmental conditions that contribute to their physical, emotional and spiritual development.

  3. Discuss african american social, historical and cultural perspectives that can be used to help shape transformative interventions and practices with african american males, their families, loved ones and communities.

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Course Retired
Course Number 102174
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