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Understanding the Sociocultural Context of Coping for African American Survivors of Homicide Victims

March 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Tanya L. Sharpe

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:00-11:00 am
University College (new venue!)
15 King’s College Circle
Room 179

There is no registration fee. Register online at https://tanya-sharpe-march3.eventbrite.ca


Dr. Sharpe will discuss factors that influence how African Americans cope with the homicide of a loved one, and present a sociocultural responsive model of coping that has informed the development of psychoeducational interventions designed to support African American survivors of homicide victims in coping with their grief.


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 influences 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 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 a recipient of 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.


March 3, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am


University College
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7 Canada
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