I Provide On-demand Mental Health CEUs and Professional Development Training

for Social Workers, Counselors and helping professionals that boosts your confidence and competence in meeting the changing demands of the profession.




Overwhelm Does NOT Have To Control Your Life - You CAN Overcome It!

Sign up to  get INSTANT access to a free 22 Minute audio training and supplemental guide from Trauma Therapist Manicka Thomas on 5 Key Steps for Mastering Overwhelm in Career and Life.

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32+ MUST READ Book List

every Black Social Worker must have to enhance your professional skills.


Need Help Paying for Your Licensure Exam?

Must be ready to test within the next 3 months and have your PERSONAL test date set, NOT your ASWB test date.


112 Careers in Social Work

every Black Social Worker should consider before entering the field. 


Hi! I'm Manicka

Over the past 15 years, I have made it my life's work to empower the African American community to overcome the challenges of life. Although every family's story is different, there are traumas we have experienced and continue to experience as a culture that creates barriers to our progression.

As a social worker, we work on the front line of solving these though community problems. My goal is to empower more helping professional with the skills to tackle these challenges. I love to challenge the status quo and invite others to think outside the box because as soon as we step outside our comfort zone, that's where change and transformation truly happens!


The #1 Podcast for African American Social Workers, Counselors and Therapist

Seeking to understand the source of our problems and to create solutions from an Afrocentric perspective!

I created the Afrocentric Social Worker Podcast to give voice to those of us who are in the field doing the work and seeing results from our work within our communities and families. It is to place our voice at the center of conversations pertaining to interventions and best practices that will aid in the restoration and healing of our community. We will be talking with some of the best minds within the mental health and social services field. As you listen, remember that we are not the full source of our problems, but if change is to happen, it is us who must create the solutions together!


We are Approved

Thomas Community Consulting, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

 Trainings are offered in partnership with Kindred Connections Therapy Center

Provider Approval #:RCS091503


Are you a social worker or counselor who has a passion for helping people overcome difficulties in their lives? Do you tend to empower and encourage individuals and families who are facing hard times? But do you sometimes feel as though you lack the knowledge and information needed to advocate for culturally specific interventions for your African American clients?

Well, you've come to the right place!

Working in the profession of Social Work is not easy. You always need to be up-to-date with the challenges that particular groups and communities have. You need to be knowledgeable about their plight, which can translate into empathetic approaches to help solve their problems. We understand that even the most experienced Social Workers can face difficulties with individual cases. What then? How do you help your clients to solve their problems if you don't have culturally based solutions?

Well, you need culturally relevant continuing education courses for Social Workers, and that's where we can help!

Our accredited Ohio Social Work CEU courses offer you all the knowledge you need to better understand and handle even the most complicated social problems facing African-Americans in today's society.

Our goals is to prepare Social Workers and Counselors with the skills needed to advocate against the various injustices that African-Americans face. Our Social Work Continuing Education Courses are designed for social service professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the African-American community. For that purpose, we offer a culturally based education, paying special attention to multi-generational trauma and its implications to the lives of African Americans today.
This information is not something you can learn all at once, and use for all cases, because not only do we examine, but we challenge the various nuances within the lived experiences of African Americans. So, whether you are a new or seasoned professional, we are confident that you will find a course that fits your interest and meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You will receive CEUs for selected courses in select states. We are constantly offering more courses and are  receiving approval from more states. If your state is not approved please contact us. Know that you are still able to complete the courses to increase your knowledge base.


With African Americans ranking at the top of many social disparities ranging from health, high school drop out, mass incarceration, preschool suspensions, housing discrimination, to length of time in foster care, our courses provide an in-depth understanding of these statistics from a historical perspective. We want to ensure that social workers, counselors and helping professionals have a thorough understanding of these issues as they don't exist in a vacuum. We use this knowledge to provide you with culturally based interventions that can be applied at the micro, mezzo and macro level. 


Yes! We make it convenient for you to earn your CEUs online. Study anytime, anywhere even from the convenience of your home. Once your course is completed your certificate will be emailed to you. If you don't finish your course, log back in and pick up right where you let off!


How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit Organization

In this course we will teach you how to start and maintain your Ohio 501c3 nonprofit organization so that you get approved the first time!