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Webinar Recording: Historical Trauma to Healing: Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Services
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This is a recording of the live presentation on November 8.

11/9/2017 to 12/19/2017
When: November 9 - December 19
8:00 AM
Where: At your desk
Contact: Ashley Driste

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On October 25, 2017, MACMHP, Southside Community Health Services, and Hue-MAN hosted the event: "Community Conversation & Healing: Let's Talk About Mental Health." The event, held at LSS Center for Changing Lives, was a dynamic conversation between community members and community mental health providers on how to offer better serve our diverse communities. [More information on the Community Conversation.]

The key themes of the community conversation were: historical trauma, listening to patient's definition of mental health, community education and the importance of adapting to meet cultural needs. These themes served as the focus of our webinar training. Our presenter shared his knowledge, expertise, and experience as a professional, offering information on how to be culturally aware in your mental health work. This is a recording of the live presentation on November 8. This recording will be available to purchase until December 19. All viewings must be completed by December 20.

Length:  2 hours

Presented by: Sam Simmons, LADC, Sam Simmons Consulting

Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 27-year experience as a behavioral consultant specializing in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work with African American males and their families with a focus on chemical dependency, interpersonal violence and historical trauma. Sam is an Adverse Childhood Experience Interface Trainer in the state of Minnesota. He 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. Sam received the 2016 Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma award and the Black Tear Drop Award for his vision and leadership in culturally sensitive trauma informed work in the community and around the country. In 2017 Sam received the Champions for Children Award for his work in making the world a better place for children from the Minnesota Communities Caring for Children. He is co-host of "Voices” radio show on KMOJ FM that addresses issues of the urban community. Sam is co-creator the Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing conference called “Groundbreaking and Visionary”.



  • Member    $25

  • Non-Member    $27.50



Participants are eligible to receive 2 hours of continuing education credits through the MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Psychology, MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy or MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy. To receive CEUs, attendees must watch the entire recording and complete the post-recording survey.The post survey will be sent via email about 1 week after purchase. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Your CEU Certificate will be sent separately to the email provided in the post survey by December 29.


Accessing the recording

An access link will be sent within the confirmation email to the email provided at time of registration. Viewing of this recording is currently available until December 20, 2017. All recordings must be watched prior to this time.



Webinar platform:  Zoom

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom's solution offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems. Founded in 2011, Zoom's mission is to make video and web conferencing frictionless.

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