Transgenerational Trauma: The Hidden Suffering of People of Color
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When: July 20, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar
United States
Contact: Vicky Wheeler

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Transgenerational Trauma: The Hidden Suffering of People of Color

Presented by Dr. LaConda Fanning

Live Webinar


Just over a quarter of children in the United States will witness or experience a traumatic event during early childhood. However, for children of color trauma becomes apart of the daily experience.  The consequences of this developmental or transgenerational trauma often go unrecognized or misdiagnosed, which results in the least effective intervention implementation.  Furthermore, transgenerational trauma has serious physiological, cognitive, behavioral, and social consequences for children and adolescents.  However, with appropriate assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions, the consequences of developmental trauma can be addressed, and in many cases, it may even be reversed. This workshop will highlight the importance of distinguishing developmental trauma from other childhood disorders for children of color through the discussion of appropriate assessment application, as well as through discussion of effective evidence-based therapeutic interventions and skills.



1.  Participants will understand and learn to recognize what developmental trauma is, as well as the physiological, behavioral, social, and cognitive consequences that children who are directly or indirectly exposed to trauma have.

2.  Participants will learn about the importance of properly distinguishing and diagnosing developmental trauma, as well as which assessments are most appropriate to administer in the evaluation of developmental trauma in children and adolescents.

3.  Participants will learn cognitive, behavioral, and social therapeutic skills and interventions in the treatment of developmental trauma in children and adolescents.



VCA Members:  Free

Non-Members:  $100


Dr. LaConda Ambrose Fanning is professionally trained in Clinical Psychology and is Licensed as a Professional Counselor and Registered Nurse. She is a certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.  Her expertise includes Childhood Trauma, Chronic Mental Health, Behavioral Disorders, Marriage and Family Restoration, Psychological Assessment, Christian Counseling, and Church Administration. She has over 20 years of education in mental health, organizational leadership and psychology.

Dr. Fanning has been recognized as the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year by the Virginia Counselors Association. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Virginia Counselors Association, as well as the VCA Chair of the Professional Development Committee.  Currently Dr. Fanning practices as a psychotherapist with Christian Psychotherapy Services and serves as the Clinical Director of the Norfolk Location. She is a Practicing Partner of Psychological Services of Virginia. She has presented at a wealth of conferences throughout her profession and is a published author and recently a creator and developer therapeutic media for children with behavioral and attention deficits.




Cancellation Policy:To receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee, registrants must cancel at least 7 days prior to the start of the workshop.  Cancellations and/or no shows with less than a 7 day notice can either receive a credit for the registration fee to be applied toward a future VCA-sponsored workshop, annual VCA Convention, VCA membership, transfer the registration to another person OR request a refund minus a $50 fee.

VCA Programs Complaint Policy and Procedure:  If you have a complaint or dispute regarding this training please write a letter and include the following:  Your  name, address, telephone number, email, name of event, date and location of the event, complaint and desired resolution to VCA via one of the following ways- (Email); (FAX) 757-766-5467 or (Mail) VCA, 316 Hodges Cove Rd., Yorktown, VA  23692.  You will receive a reply from VCA no later than three weeks from the date you submitted the complaint/dispute.

Virginia Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2047. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Virginia Counselors Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.



Virginia Counselors Association

316 Hodges Cove Road, Yorktown, VA  23692

757-766-5466 (Office); 757-766-5467 (Fax)



Virginia Counselors Association
316 Hodges Cove Road, Yorktown, VA 23692 | Ph: 757.766.5466 | Fax: 757.766.5467 |