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Dr. Joy DeGruy

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Doctor, Author & Social Justice Advocate

Doctor, Author & Social Justice Advocate

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Dr. Joy DeGruy Biography

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy is a prominent researcher, educator, and author who has spent over 30 years studying and working in the field of social work, with a focus on the impacts of racism, trauma, and slavery on African Americans. For over two decades, she served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc.

Dr. DeGruy holds multiple advanced degrees and is renowned for her acclaimed book "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing," which examines historical trauma in African American communities. Dr. DeGruy lectures extensively, has presented her work globally, and has received prestigious awards including the American Psychological Association's Presidents Award in 2023. Her scholarship is highly influential, with over 1,700 citations of her seminal book. In addition to her research and writing, Dr. DeGruy has developed evidence-based models to support communities of color.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/11/2024.

Dr. Joy DeGruy Speaking Topics

  • POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME

    The Theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome suggest that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors • some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and other that are detrimental and destructive.In brief, Dr DeGruy presents facts, statistics and documents that illustrate how varying levels of both clinically induced and socially learned veridical stress related issues were passed along through generations as a result of slavery.

  • HEALING WORKSHOPS

    Healing begins by simply telling the truth. Dr Joy believes that "truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues."Workshops aim at guiding us toward unlocking our own truths by critically evaluating history, medicine, science and education. Dr. DeGruy shares her strategies for whaling and well as encouraging others to discover their own. Dr. DeGruy has the keen ability to meet her audience where they are and inspire us to rise above our fears.Don't miss an opportunity to be a participant in these amazing series of workshops. Be a partner in social justice. Be a part of history. Be the Healing.

  • CULTURE SPECIFIC MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND PRACTICE

    This seminar couple evidence-based practice models and culturally responsive intervention approaches.Thus the values, customs and traditions that characterize and distinguish different groups of people become the tools through which providers can uterine how to proceed in assisting, supporting and strengthening individuals, families and group from a particular cultural group. Informed by an anthropological familiarity with the pertinent behaviors, ideas, attitudes, habits, beliefs, and so forth that are peculiar to that group.

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE

    This workshop examines the relationship between current and historical stressors unique to economically disadvantaged African American male youth. Dr. DeGruy investigates issues of violence victimization, violence witnessing, urban hassles, racial socialization, issues of respect and the presence of violence among these youth.

Dr. Joy DeGruy Videos

  • Dr. Joy Degruy on empathy for Black people in America
    Nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator and author of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome", Dr. Joy Degruy lectures on the ...
  • Joy DeGruy: Martin Luther King, Jr Speech
    Joy DeGruy is an educator, activist and author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. She spent ...
  • Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy "A Trip to the Grocery Store
    Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy "A Trip to the Grocery Store" ... author and educator Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege...

Dr. Joy DeGruy Books

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing
    Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

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Dr. Joy DeGruy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME, HEALING WORKSHOPS, CULTURE SPECIFIC MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND PRACTICE and AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Joy DeGruy for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. Joy DeGruy generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Clayborne Carson, Dorothy Roberts, Ellen McGirt and Bakari Sellers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Joy DeGruy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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