NASPA Online Learning Community

The Misunderstood Victimization and Trauma of Black Women

The Misunderstood Victimization and Trauma of Black Women

Includes a Live Web Event on 04/25/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Tameika McCoy

Survivor Support Program Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tameika McCoy is currently the Survivor Support Program Manager at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She earned her Master’s in Human Services/Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University in 2013.  Prior to her current position she has also worked as an In-Home Counselor, Case Manager, Crisis Intervention Specialist, CPS Special Investigator and Domestic Violence Victim Advocate for the Department of Defense during her 26-year career. She is also an accredited Victim Advocate (Domestic Violence Specialist) and conference presenter with the National Office of Victim’s Assistance (NOVA). She is also a certified Safebars trainer for the Richmond, VA chapter. Tameika is the CEO and founder of the Healthy Love Project, where she serves as an educator, trainer and motivational speaker.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Take an in depth look into the historical and current victimization and trauma of black women both culturally and socially. 
  • Explore how stereotypes contribute to societal and familial expectations and perceptions of Black women. 
  • Discuss what contributes to the “silencing” of black women who have been victimized. 
  • To be challenged to evaluate their own biases and explore how to develop and/or improve trauma informed advocacy services for Black women.
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