Supporting Healthy Black Families Workgroup

Empowering and inspiring breakthroughs and transformation in Black communities.

Cohort 13 of Supporting Healthy Black Families starts May 25, 2023! Sign up to join now!

Supporting Healthy Black Families (SHBF) is a 12-week personal leadership and change workgroup that empowers and inspires breakthroughs and transformation in Black people, families, and communities.


What Supporting Healthy Black Families (SHBF) and What Does it Provide?

SHBF workgroups are community-based programming that takes participants on a journey of self-discovery. It provides the tools and cultivates the space to unpack your trauma and heal while learning the root of it all.  You will build an analysis of white supremacy racism and identify the impact it has on our souls and our perceptions which leads to disempowerment and the embodiment of an inferiority complex.  In identifying the source of our trauma and perceptions, participants are inspired, empowered, and experience breakthroughs and transformation. Our workgroups are like no other. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach and curriculum, which includes metaphysics, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, trauma recovery, Black his-story, neuroscience, and more. 

We also provide advocacy and wrap-around support.  Our transformative education enrolls Black people into leadership, decreasing stress and internal dialogues incongruent with growth. It also directly addresses the root of health disparities and inequalities in our community. SHBF is a 12-week leadership workgroup that increases the capacity of Black people to support and love themselves, their families, and each other.

SHBF is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in how we define and understand the depth and breadth of white supremacy racism. These shifts directly cause a new kind of freedom and POWER—the freedom to acknowledge and accept our history and the personal power to do something about it. Thus, impacting the confidence with which Black people live their lives.

Our SHBF program has seen amazing results, with a 90% graduation rate and 80% of graduates embodying and projecting leadership in different areas of their lives. This includes but is not limited to starting their own business(es), running for elected office, volunteering, organizing census campaigns, joining grassroots organizations, and/or taking on leadership roles within Urban Triage, Inc.

We are on a mission to increase Black personal wellness and community wellness. 


About Cohort 13 of the SHBF Workgroup

Cohort 13 of the Supporting Healthy Black Families Workgroup will run for 12 weeks and start May 25, 2023. We will meet every other Saturday from noon to 2:30 pm and every other Thursday, via Zoom, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  A $50 weekly stipend is provided to participants and paid monthly via CashApp. Don't miss signing up for the next Cohort and the opportunity for empowerment, breakthroughs, and transformation!

Children over six (6) may also attend and receive Black history and self-expression through the arts. Brandi Grayson leads the parent sessions and Black retired teachers lead the children's sessions.

We focus on three areas of learning:

  • Cognitive Learning: This refers to acquiring knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking about racism, brain structure, parenting, child development, and local issues.
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Refers to trauma recovery, social connectedness, shared values and responsibilities, empathy, solidarity, respect for differences and diversity, and a sense of responsibility for your future.
  • Behavioral Learning: Refers to learning from experiences and understanding what you want based on what you don't want. It also involves intentionally and deliberately creating experiences to develop new habits and a new reality.

Our workgroup is known for its life-changing impact, and our curriculum is like no other. If you commit to the workgroup, your life will improve.



"Urban Triage's SHBF has been life-changing for me. It has changed the way I view myself, my relationships, and the world I live in. The tools I have learned here and the wisdom that comes from each person in the cohort being teachers, learners, and each other's mirror is magical. I have used these tools to heal relationships that i thought were unrepairable, especially my relationship with myself.

It is so easy to stay in and go back to the familiar but I want to walk in integrity. I want to be accountable even when it isn't easy. I am remembering what it means to trust myself and relearning how to show up for and as me in every space. I want everyone I know to participate in at least one SHBF cohort. This work is needed. I am thankful for Brandi for creating something so powerful from a space of love and continuing to be vulnerable and grow with us."

- LaShunda Manly, SHBF Participant 

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