A Fire Within: Working With the Rage of Trauma and Oppression
THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY: NAADAC
Oppressed racial and cultural groups are at greater risk of addiction, mental health problems, suicide, and self-destructive behavior. In addition, the same groups are more likely to engage in violence or become victims of violence. The presenter’s global research confirms the findings of previous studies conducted in the United States related to internalized rage resulting from transgenerational unresolved grief and trauma. This workshop will explore this phenomenon and the adaptive mechanisms and collective efforts intent on fostering resilience. Participants will learn strategies for approaching the underlying anger experienced by members of oppressed groups that struggle with addiction and ways to strengthen the protective factors that increase resilience and recovery.