Tag: Iya Affo

Connections Spotlight — Interview with Iya Affo on ‘Historical Trauma’ during a time of Covid-19, Black Lives Matter

| August 25, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Interview with Iya Affo on ‘Historical Trauma’ during a time of Covid-19, Black Lives Matter

A total of 110 individuals representing staff, board members and supporters of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth took part in the first level of “Historical Trauma Special Certification” training held via Zoom on Aug. 20 and 24. The attendees represented a variety of children and family heath and social care service agencies throughout Coconino County.
 
In June, CCC&Y agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which included providing training to the non-profit organization.
 
The most recent training included “Culture and the Explosion of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter,” “Historical Trauma including Colonization,” “Faces of Historical Trauma,” “Epigenetics,” “Social Determinants of Health,” “BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Wellness and Structural Racisim” and “Healing.”

Following the session, CCC&Y conducted a Question & Answer interview with presenter Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma, a culturalist and historic trauma specialist, who is also with Phoenix Rising in Residence (AZ). Here is that interview:

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available

| July 7, 2020
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available

CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available by clicking here.

In Part B, culturalist and historic trauma specialist Iya Affo takes us deeper into the impact historical trauma has on so many of our community members. A topic that is not always openly discussed and well understood in mainstream society, historic trauma is often not considered when designing helping programs, systems or overall prevention programming and worse when placing judgements against groups of people. 

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

| June 30, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

CCC&Y has agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which will include providing training to the non-profit organization during a full day level-one certification program.

“The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is one of few organizations ready to declare their commitment to serving communities of color with such vigor and determination. It is with extreme pride and excitement that I welcome our partnership as we work as one to create a world filled with love and equity that honors diversity and embraces all colors, shades, races, ethnicities, levels of ability and gender fluidity,” said Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma.

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Connections Spotlight — Understanding through a multicultural lens the role historical trauma impacts healing, wellness

| June 9, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Understanding through a multicultural lens the role historical trauma impacts healing, wellness

Historical trauma impacts so many of our community members and it is a topic that is not always openly discussed and well understood in mainstream society.  Further, it is often not considered when designing helping programs, systems or overall prevention programming and worse when placing judgements against groups of people. 

Each culture, each individual has their own story to tell, their own traditions, spiritual and cultural practices and so many have had those life components disrupted due to historical events and ongoing injustices.

During a webinar presentation held on June 9, 2020, culturalist and historic trauma specialist Iya Affo provided web viewers a brief overview of historic trauma to help inform community members, professionals and leaders about the creation and impacts of these traumas.  

Affo is the founder of Heal Historic Trauma and with Phoenix Rising in Residence (AZ).

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