ICYMI: Dr. Tanya L. Sharpe on Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (Video)
“In the beginning of my work, I began to simply ask the questions of Black survivors of homicide victims…. ‘What is your experience surviving the homicide of a loved one? What supports did you utilize?’ What were the responses of grief for Black survivors of homicide victims? And ultimately, how did they cope with the murder of their loved ones?”
“What does it mean for the not only mental but physical well-being of individuals who experience chronic, cumulative Black death and conceal it for fear of judgment, because they feel blame? What does that do?”
Catch the full lecture here.
The Hyman and Sophie Grossbard Lecture in Psychotherapy and Social Work Practice, honoring two committed graduates of the Columbia School of Social Work, addresses and advances the understanding and knowledge base of direct practice and of clinical social work.