Presented by Dignity Memorial

The Impact of Disenfranchised Grief on African American Communities

Disenfranchised grief occurs when a loss is stigmatized or is not socially validated. At times the stigmatization and invalidation of grief is intertwined, consciously or unconsciously, in racial bias and racist ideology that results in a lack of empathy for the bereaved. Therefore, empathic failures (or the lack of empathy) can negatively influence grief support and disenfranchise the grief of African Americans, who have faced discrimination throughout US history. This program will identify how African American grief is disenfranchised, its effect on African American communities, and how to correct injustices that result in a paucity of grief support for African Americans.

On Demand Through October 9, 2024
Length: 90 minutes
Continuing Education: 1.5 CE hours included with registration. 
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Expert Panelist:

Doneila McIntosh, MDiv, MA, is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Doneila has a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She is psychotherapist at the African American Child Wellness Institute (AACWI) in Minneapolis. Read more.
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