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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Training

Updated June 6, 2013
Dr. Joy Degruy/ Black Infant Health Training
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We are proud to offer the second annual “Education before the Celebration” event in Santa Clara County featuring Dr. Joy DeGruy. The event sold out last year and is back by popular demand.
Dr. DeGruy, internationally acclaimed researcher, educator, author and presenter is heralded for her groundbreaking book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African descendants in the Americas. She will lay the ground work for understanding “Cognitive Dissonance: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing.”
The morning session will be conducted by Santa Clara County Black Infant Health (BIH). The presenters will explore “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: It’s Impact on the Health Outcomes of African American Families.”
Continuing Education Units are available (BBS, BRN, CME). Lunch will be provided. Vendors will be on hand during the noon recess.
Date and Time
Friday, June 14, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM


Evergreen Valley College Performing Arts Theater

3095 Yerba Buena Rd., Upper Campus
San Jose, CA 95135


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Registration Ends: June 14, 2013 10:00 PM


This event has been organized by Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara County Disproportionality Committee, in conjunction with Santa Clara County Black Infant Health, Evergreen Valley College BSU, and African American Community Service Agency.

While you're there, be sure to visit the Santa Clara County Public Health Department's Black Infant Health booth at San Jose's Juneteenth in the Park, June 15 - 16, 2013, presented by the African American Community Service Agency.  This year's Sunday headliner is Grammy award-winning R&B singer/ songwriter Chrisette Michele!  Learn more at


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