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A Pandemic of Grief: Experiences of Black Survivors of Homicide Victims, with Associate Professor Tanya Sharpe
December 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Curtis Center Health Equity Seminar Series
A discussion on the disproportionate impact, root causes and consequences of homicide for Black communities.
Dr. Sharpe is a community-based researcher who is passionately committed to the development of innovative approaches and sustainable opportunities allowing Black communities to thrive in the face of homicide violence. Her research examines sociocultural factors that influence the coping strategies of Black family members and friends of homicide victims. She has developed culturally appropriate interventions and best practices designed to assist African-American survivors of homicide victims in the management of their grief and bereavement. Her comprehensive Model of Coping for African-American Survivors of Homicide Victims (MCAASHV) (Sharpe, 2015) has informed the development of a psychosocial educational intervention (Sharpe, Iwamoto, Massey & Michalopoulos, 2018), and a tool of measurement designed to assess the needs and coping strategies of African-American survivors of homicide victims.