Different cultures have different experiences with loss and grief. African Americans and other racial minorities also face a variety of social grief especially within the last few years in regards to the value of Black Life. It is important to understand that one treatment of grief does not fit every person and culture and race play a big role how individuals grieve and the losses they potentially face.
The article, “How People of Color Experience Grief Differently” from Birmingham Times looks at the fears and losses for the black community. The article states,
“For many people of color, the fear, exhaustion and constant grief that all come from regularly dealing with various forms of discrimination are compounded when additional trauma piles on.”
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People of color fear losses that other populations may not fear due to economic situations, police interaction and violence. These losses lead to a life that is very guarded. To understand the individual, it is hence important to understand what the race faces everyday
Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Grief Counseling.