Lunch Hour with Deran Young, LCSW on February 16th

This February, HEAL PA invites you to join us in our Trauma Informed Lunch Hour honoring Black History Month through a rich discussion about the complex relationship between intergenerational trauma and the stigmatization of mental health. 

We will be joined by renowned expert and author, Deran Young. Deran is the Founder and CEO of Black Therapists Rock, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma.

She obtained her social work degree from University of Texas, where she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa for two semesters creating a high school counseling center for under-resourced students. Deran has visited over 37 different countries and her clinical experience spans across four different continents. Her passion for culture and people has led her to become a highly sought after diversity and inclusion consultant working with companies like BBERG, Facebook, Linked In, and YWCA. She resides in the Washington DC area with her 10 year old son.