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Hurt: Black Female Bodies and Historical Institutionalized Domestic and Sexual Violence

June 03, 2021
10: 00 AM - 11: 30 AM

Eastern Standard Time


Courtney Winkler, Sarah Bear, Yolanda Pourciau

Content Areas

Training Level
Intermediate (geared towards those who have a foundational, working knowledge of domestic violence issues and are seeking to improve skills in new areas)
Underserved/Culturally-Specific Populations
Black or African-American
Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking
Domestic/intimate partner violence dynamics and services, History and frameworks of the movement, Psychosocial issues, Sexual violence dynamics and services, Trauma-informed response and practices
Organizational/Community Response
DVS Certification
Basic DV Knowledge (I), Emerging Issues and Practices in DV (III), Intervention Services (V), Privilege and Oppression (XII), Psychosocial Issues (VI), Underserved/Culturally-Specific Populations (II)

Registration Info

Registration Days
April 22 - June 03, 2021


Hurt: Black Female Bodies and Historical Institutionalized Domestic and Sexual Violence

“Hurt….” is a historical exploration into the state sanctioned domestic and sexual violence against black female bodies and the staggering present-day consequences of this history for black women. “Hurt….” encourages open candid discussions about the need for a paradigm shift to dually focus on safety and healing for African American victims and on reckoning with/healing past institutionalized racial trauma. “Hurt….” offers a unique experience wherein participants get to examine racial biases related to major negative myths about black women - Jezebel, Mammy, Sapphire-through guided relaxation/ contemplation exercises.  

Participants are asked to have coloring resources (crayons, colored pencils, etc. and paper) available during the webinar for reflection activities.

Presenter: Yolanda Pourciau, Yolanda Speaks

Yolanda Pourciau is an inspirational speaker, professor, trainer, and social activist. She has over twenty years of experience uplifting, challenging, and educating audiences with her dynamic, down to earth, storytelling style. Her areas of expertise include: Motivation/Inspiration, Diversity/Inclusion and Stress Management/Wellness. The over-arching theme of her work is “We Must Face It, to Fix It! To that end Yolanda is a major proponent of introspective practices such as self-inventory, meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, retreat, extended silence, and yoga. Be prepared to quiet and look within if Yolanda is your guide.  As an activist, Yolanda works diligently to increase awareness of and commitment to ending racial, gender, spiritual injustice in our world. Yolanda created the Facebook page: African American Women and Girls and DV and Sexual Violence where she educates the community about the trauma and triumphs of African American women and encourages community support and accountability for black girl’s safety wholeness.


This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

This course, Hurt: Black Female Bodies and Historical Institutionalized Domestic and Sexual Violence, Approval #210423-1, provided by Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is approved for continuing education by the NASW-DE Continuing Education Approval Collaborative. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Friday, April 23, 2021 through January 31, 2023. Delaware social workers will receive 1.5 General CE credits for participating in this course.