When an African American man suffers, (directly or indirectly) he can pass his trauma on to the women and children in his life; the cycle of pain continues and the community suffers tenfold. The Healing Generations curriculum aims to break the intergenerational cycle of violence by allowing African American men the opportunity to safely explore the links between different experiences of violence, while building skills to assist them in refraining from violence against women, children, community members or themselves.
The long term goal of the curriculum is to activate men to hold themselves and other men accountable for abusive behaviors, and to spread a message that violence is not an acceptable way to solve conflicts in relationships, resulting in the larger community becoming safer.
If you would like to learn more about Healing Generations, its impact in the Twin Cities, or how you can be involved, please call us at 612.728.2076.
For more information about Healing Generations, contact Sam Simmons at 612.728.2076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.