2022 Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit
Using Cultural Intelligence to Advance Treatment in the African American Community

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Thursday, February 24, 2022 

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This session is sponsored by Cumberland Heights.

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This training will explore the link between historical, intergenerational, and current trauma-related issues to African Americans and their communities. Most have had training and learning opportunities in "cultural competence," however, there continue to be struggles and issues finding the best ways to connect and treat our client populations. During this training, participants will work through cultural dynamics and advance our work. Participants will understand the connection between trauma, mental health, and contemporary challenges for African Americans. We will explore their experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may challenge constructive development. We will discuss practical, culturally-intelligent, and trauma-responsive strategies to keep our work with African Americans moving forward within our society.


Brandon Jones, MA, is the Executive Director of Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health and also is a consultant. He specializations in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), historical and intergenerational trauma, social/emotional intelligence (EQ), leadership, and intercultural development inventory (IDI). Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Jones is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. He lives by the motto of “live life with purpose on purpose.”


Bakahia Madison, PsyD, LCPC, CADC, has been recognized for her work in several professional arenas including education, direct practice, leadership, board membership, and advocacy. She is the chair and tenured professor of the Human Services and Substance Abuse Counseling Program at Oakton Community College and co-founded the Illinois Coalition of Family Based Treatment. Madison serves as the co-chair of the Women’s Committee - Illinois Advisory Council of Substance Use Disorders. She was appointed to the Illinois Public Health Department Maternal Mortality Review Committee - Violent Deaths and is a former member of the IDPH Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Committee. She serves as a member of the Women and Gender Studies Committee at Oakton Community College. Madison was recently awarded into the Hall of Fame - Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery - and was named one of 2019’s Most Distinguished Women of Illinois.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to modify their work with African Americans to understand their adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress.
  • Participants will be able to describe strategies and approaches that can improve their ability to connect and serve clients with different backgrounds.
  • Participants will be able to identify methods practitioners, providers, educators, and community members can build meaningful connections with African Americans.
  • Participants will gain insight into their experience and make personal and professional adjustments and adaptability.
Content Level


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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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