Through advocacy, transformative education, leadership, and collaboration, Supporting Healthy Black Families’ (SHBF) workgroup addresses the root of health disparities and inequalities. Our SHBF workgroup is a 90-day leadership program designed to empower and inspire breakthroughs and transformation in Black people, Black families, and Black communities. This is done by increasing the capacity of Black people to support and love themselves, their families, and their communities.
SHBF is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in how we define and understand the depth and breadth of white supremacy racism. Shifts that are the direct cause for 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.
Utilizing the framework of Dr. Joyce DeGruey’s post traumatic slave syndrome, Urban Triage’s transformative education model looks at the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that Black people have faced and are facing as a result of the ongoing and persistent trauma associated with existing within the context of white supremacy racism. Our framework focuses on adaptive behaviors that were developed as a result of the trauma—both positive and negative—that have allowed Black people to survive and often even thrive. The design of our framework for SHBF moves Black people from being recipients of services (traditional nonprofits) to individuals with agency, autonomy, and self-efficacy that support and empower their leadership and personal development.
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 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. If you would like to join us on our mission, please click here.
How to Join the Next SHBF Workgroup
Our next Supporting Healthy Black Families Workgroup - Cohort 4 starts August 11, 2020. Our workgroups are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm every week for 12 weeks. There is a $50 per week stipend provided for participants. Don't miss this opportunity for empowerment, breakthroughs, and transformation!
To apply for the SHBF Workgroup - Cohort 4, click the link below: