The Grief of Poverty

Wednesday, October 28th

About the Session

This session will unpack how racism, religion, poverty, violence and lack of clinical cultural competencies impede health care. Many people experience grief over their life’s circumstances that are exacerbated by under-employment, low-income, community violence, and mass incarceration. Obtaining adequate medical care, the placement of loved ones in certain nursing homes because of finances, and the lack of safe affordable housing are all issues that can affect families and caretakers. Participants will explore how small faith communities with minimal financial resources can provide support and hope for members who experience this type of grief.

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Presented By

Sandra Crewe, PhD

Howard University School of Social Work

Robert Cosby, PhD

Assistant Dean
Howard University School of Social Work