Upcoming Webinars

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Voices From the Margins: Exploring the Intersection of Race, Spirituality, and Domestic Violence Among Black Women Survivors

As a part of its Innovations in Counseling series, the NBCC Foundation invites you to a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 1–2 pm EDT. Live webinars are available at no cost, and documentation of one clock hour of continuing education is available for registrants who attend the full webinar.

Over 44% of Black women experience domestic violence compared to their counterparts. This thought-provoking webinar delves into the often overlooked experiences of Black women survivors of domestic violence. Exploration of complex intersecting identities, while shedding light on the unique challenges faced by Black women in their journey to healing and empowerment, will be covered. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of systemic racism, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs on the experiences of Black women survivors. This presentation aims to amplify the voices of those at the margins, fostering a more inclusive and supportive approach to addressing domestic violence in the Black community. Additionally, research findings from a narrative inquiry centering Black women survivors of domestic violence and implications for counselors will be highlighted.

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • articulate research centering Black women survivors.
  • discuss the impact of intersecting identities and systemic barriers for Black women survivors.
  • evaluate counseling interventions and strategies to assist Black women survivors.



Shanita S. Brown, PhD, NCC, LCMHC
Shanita S. Brown, PhD, NCC, LCMHC

Dr. Shanita Brown is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions at East Carolina University. Dr. Brown's research interests focus on the domestic violence experience of Black women survivors, trauma-informed practices, and collegiate mental health. Dr. Brown is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the clinical mental health profession. She has served in various capacities, such as school-based mental health, college counseling, and private practice. She has presented at state, regional, and national conferences in her area of expertise and authored scholarly articles in journals such as The Professional Counselor and Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Brown is President Elect-Elect of the North Carolina Counseling Association and has served in various leadership positions on state and national levels in the counseling profession and the NC Domestic Violence Taskforce. She has been featured in various media outlets and podcasts such as Essence, Parents, and Checking In with Michelle Williams. Dr. Brown has received numerous awards, most recently, the 2021 North Carolina Counseling Association Jane E. Myers Wellness Counseling Award. Dr. Brown is a 2016 NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Doctoral Fellow.

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