The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) has entered into a collaboration with the Community Healing Network, Inc. (CHN), and The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) to support the implementation of a community defined practice utilizing the CIBHS Community Development Team Model for achieving model adherent, sustainable implementation of a practice. We have received funding from the Department of Health Care Services to utilize and adapt this approach to facilitating successful practice implementation with Emotional Emancipation CircleSM Support Groups, a “within-group” practice that is culturally grounded and specifically addresses key social determinants of mental and emotional health for diverse persons of African ancestry.
EECsSM were originated by CHN and developed in collaboration with ABPsi, and are grounded in African principles of wellness. They are designed by African persons for African persons in order to address emotional and psychological stress affecting persons of African ancestry who have been negatively impacted by experiences of racism, alienation, and isolation. EECs provide safe spaces for Black people to share their stories and feelings; deepen their understanding of the impact of historical forces and images on their emotional lives, relationships, and the well-being of Black communities; learn and practice essential emotional wellness skills; and learn to replace negative cognitions about inferiority with ones that are more affirming.
All Emotional Emancipation Circle-related copyrights and services marks are owned exclusively and stewarded by Community Healing Network (CHN), and are used subject to CHN’s permission. EEC collaborators and facilitators are independent, and are not employees, agents, partners, joint venturers, or corporate affiliates of CHN or ABPsi.
For more information about the Emotional Emancipation Circle – California Professional Initiative (EEC-CPI), please contact Kristee Haggins, PhD, Senior Associate.
Community Healing Network (CHN)The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)
CIBHS is sharing the “Cultural Trauma Response Tool Kit” which was just developed by Community Healing Network (CHN) and The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). CIBHS has been working with CHN and ABPsi to implement Emotional Emancipation Circles (EECs) throughout California. These healing circles for people of African ancestry are timely given the current climate in the U.S.
See the statement below from CHN and ABPsi about this Tool Kit.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kristee Haggins, Senior Associate at the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS), was recently honored at the Second Global Emancipation Summit in Washington, DC, as a 2016 Community Healer Award winner. Dr. Haggins was recognized for her work in collaboration with the Community Healing Network, Inc. (CHN), and The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) to support the implementation of Emotional Emancipation Circle SM Support Groups, a community defined practice. Dr.