The Intersections of Historical Mass Trauma, Racial Terrorism and African American Mental Health

NASW Masschusetts

Mark Wills 0 89
Noon-2 p.m.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (P.T.S.S.) is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery.

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