Historical Trauma and Microaggressions Training with Michele Andrasik, PhD
This training is brought to you by African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH).

AARTH is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Our mission is to increase the capacity of faith and health institutions to provide wellness and community care systems for people of African descent.

AARTH consists of four capacity building programs including:
  • Health Ministry Development Services
  • Body & Soul Nutrition Program
  • Chronic Disease Self- Management
  • HIV/AIDS Behavioral Health Education & Training
Michele Peake-Andrasik
Dr. Michele Andrasik is a clinical health psychologist. She is the Director of Social Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement for the Fred Hutchinson-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), Senior Staff Scientist in the Fred Hutch Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and an Affiliate Clinical Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Her research interests include resilience, social and structural drivers of disease, identifying and reducing barriers to HIV prevention, community-based participatory research and qualitative methods.
Dr. Andrasik received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami in 2006, where her work focused on assessing and addressing barriers to access to care and treatment among low income African American HIV seropositive and HPV seropositive women. She also has a Masters Degrees in Health Education and Psychological Counseling from Columbia University.
Dr. Andrasik is highly committed to developing collaborative relationships between researchers and community members and brings extensive expertise utilizing Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approaches, Qualitative Research methods and working with communities and community organizations, both as a researcher and as a service provider. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Andrasik was the Director of AIDS Services for a community-based HIV/AIDS service organization with offices in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. She has also served on several community boards and committees in New York, Miami, and Seattle.
Historical Trauma and Microaggressions Training

This training will explore the impact of Historical Trauma on the health and well being of marginalized minority populations. It will highlight the importance of recognizing trauma, incorporating trauma-informed care, and the provision of services with a focus on resiliency and support.

·   Understand how historical trauma is embodied and its implications in heightened stress vulnerability
·   Understand how daily microaggressions create stress and exacerbate trauma symptomology
·   Understand how chronic stress impacts health and well being
·    Identify trauma symptoms
·    Learn how to incorporate trauma-informed care and a focus on resiliency and support into your service provision

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 10:00 AM PST
HESJ: PCAF Historical Trauma and Microaggressions training
Pierce County AIDS Foundation (PCAF), Hilary Klein Conference Room, Renton
Location: Pierce County AIDS Foundation
3009 S 40th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

Accessing the building: Due to the time of this training, participants are asked to enter through the staff entrance, which is located in the back of the building. Please ring the buzzer, when you arrive for the training.

Where: We will be meeting in PCAF's Hilary Klein Conference room.

Accessibility: PCAF's building is ADA accessible and has gender neutral restrooms for participants to use. 
Thanks for your interest and participation in this event.


Linda Chastine
HIV Program Coordinator
African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH)
901 Rainier Ave N Suite B102
Renton, WA 98057