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Exploring the Dimensions of Racialized Homicide, Grief & Loss
July 19, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
A Colloquium Presentation with Tanya Sharpe
Wednesday, July 19
12:15p.m. – 1:15p.m.
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
246 Bloor Street West
A pizza lunch will be provided
Tanya L. Sharpe, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Sharpe’s research agenda is focused on coping with violent traumatic death. Specifically, she examines sociocultural factors that influence the coping strategies of African American family members of homicide victims for the purpose of developing culturally appropriate interventions that can best assist them in their management of grief and bereavement. Dr. Sharpe has developed, implemented and evaluated community-based programs for children and families coping with: interpersonal violence (e.g., homicide, suicide, intimate partner violence, human made and natural disasters). She is the founder of the Homicide Research Consortium (HRC), a collective group of scholars focused on raising the standard of research and best practice for African American/ Black survivors of homicide victims and violence through collaborative research and scholarship. Dr. Sharpe is the recipient of multiple awards including the Governor of Maryland’s Victim Assistance Award, the NASW Maryland Chapter’s 2016 Social Work Educator of the Year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Diversity Recognition Award for Outstanding University of Maryland, Baltimore Faculty, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Special Recognition Award for co-developing a course entitled Freddie Gray-Baltimore: Past, Present and Moving Forward.