Lunch 'n Learns with Matt Burton
Male Grief and Partner Grief. There are two expressions of grief that are rarely discussed. Grief experienced by Male trauma survivors struggle and Partner Grief. The societal myth that Men don't grieve is a lie that men and women alike have widely bought into. Many believe that if you're a real man, you're supposed to "suck it up and move on." Partner Grief is the loss of fidelity, safety, and financial security. The loss of emotional and spiritual stability. Join Matt as he shares about both and this unique process of recovery.
Date/Time: Friday, April 8, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM HST
Certificate: 1 CE approved by ADAD
Register by Monday, April 4, 2022 here
Trainer Information: Matt's life has been one spent in two different worlds. One as a business leader/media personality, the other as a trauma specialist and recovery coach. He's a former star athlete, radio personality, CEO/ founder/serial entrepreneur. But his other work was more important. Matt worked as a front-line worker at a group home for boys, spent 10 years serving Native American young people and their families on Indian reservations, and founded Helping Men Heal. He led the training of thousands of front-line workers and clinicians on male trauma, black male trauma, the impacts of male trauma on the family, male trauma and corrections, the impact of male trauma on women, and has helped men and their partners heal from the impacts of pornography addiction, infidelity/affairs, and intimacy anorexia®. Matt is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Unbound Man - Breaking the Shackles of Trauma & Abuse Experienced by Men.
Questions: For further questions, please contact Susan Oka at Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence. 808-545-3228 ext. 38 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt's collaboration with experts that have spent their lifetimes studying and addressing specific impacts trauma has on communities of color has yielded many insights and practical steps and tools to reduce the trauma that individuals and communities of color. Matt will share those that have helped men and boys of color and their loved ones heal from their invisible wounds as well as to help the community heal as well. In 2016, Matt spearheaded the Black Men and Boys Healing Summit.
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Know More: Underage Drinking Prevention: This training will provide the participant with a presentation they can use to inform middle school and high school youth about underage drinking and its risks and consequences, along with refusal skills. Portions of this presentation can also be shared with parents/guardians.