Trauma Across Generations: The Impact of Historical Trauma on Healthcare

Friday, February 11, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MSU-Mankato or Online

Join Samuel Simmons and the College of Allied Health and Nursing as they lead this important conversation on diversity within healthcare.

This training will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the link between historical trauma and current disparities impacting health, engagement, supportive collaboration with the African Americans, Indigenous, and other communities of color. It will provide insight into the importance of being aware of unintended consequences and harm policies and traditional approaches on these communities. Also, practical, culturally sensitive trauma informed promising practices will be discussed.

Training Date/Locations:
February 11th, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • In-Person at MSU-Mankato
  • Live online training via high-definition Zoom production
  • Recorded training to be viewed on your own time within 30 days of the event
$49 per person
* Group discount rate available.  Contact the Center for Workforce Professional Education by emailing or calling 507-389-1094.
Who should attend:
Any healthcare professional or student who provides care or interacts with diverse populations.
3-hours of diversity focused CEU hours have been approved by the following professional boards:
Board of Social Work (LSW, LISW, LGSW, & LICSW)
Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LADC & LPCC)
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT)
Board of Psychology (LP)
Board of Nursing




Sam Simmons has over 31-years’ experience as an alcohol and drug counselor and behavioral consultant specializing in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed strategies addressing historical trauma and focused on improving outcomes for African American males and their families. He is an Adverse Childhood Experience Interface Trainer in the state of Minnesota. 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 2018 he received Public Health Hero Award for his unique, innovative, and culturally specific trauma informed work from the City of Minneapolis. He is co-host of the "Voices” radio show on KMOJ FM that addresses urban community issues. Sam is co-creator of a conference called “Groundbreaking and “Visionary,” which in 2018 received recognition from both Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayors and Minnesota's Governor.

Registration Questions:  Email or call 507-389-1094
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