Terance Dawkins is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Terance achieved both his Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Social Work from Winthrop University. He holds dual licenses as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in South Carolina and North Carolina. Terance sits on the Advisory Board for Spartanburg Area Mental Health, South Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work, and a non profit entitled Wellness & Recover Retreats. Destigmatizing mental health is a core belief for Terance.
Day 1 Session 3C - Hidden Wounds: Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Understanding and Empowerment
Slavery, Racial Trauma, Discrimination, Oppression, and Segregation; these are but a few of the profound and enduring traumas that have afflicted African Americans for generations. These harrowing experiences have given rise to beliefs and teachings that continue to reverberate through the ages, leaving a lasting impact on present-day generations. While these teachings may have once been crucial for survival, they have now transformed into detrimental forces that continue to affect us. The beliefs and teachings handed down from our ancestors profoundly influence how we perceive ourselves, others, and the world at large. They manifest in our daily interactions and can sometimes lead to harmful behaviors that perpetuate cycles of trauma. The weight of the burdens we carry, stemming from generations of trauma, hinders our progress and well-being, even when these burdens are not rightfully ours to bear. Breaking free from these intergenerational cycles necessitates shedding the burdens of the past. We must liberate ourselves from the negative legacies left by historical trauma and find ways to heal from the wounds of our col
lective past. By acknowledging the impact of these traumas and actively working to dismantle their harmful effects, we pave the way for a brighter, more equitable future. By learning from the past and forging a new path, we empower ourselves and future generations to thrive, unburdened by the weight of ancestral trauma.
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