Historical and intergenerational trauma is real and far reaching. The cumulative emotional wounding from generation to generation can contribute to many negative health outcomes for individuals including PTSD, depression and Type 2 diabetes – as well as impacting the community as a whole.
This year’s Forum will focus on the “how” of our work. How can we best understand and begin to address community trauma? What practical tools are available for those of us who work with children, youth and families to start the healing process?
• Delve into topics of racism, inequality and poverty and explore more collective approaches to healing.
• Hear from a panel of community leaders who focus on healing in their approach to working with individuals, communities and systems.
• Walk away with concrete strategies that support children and youth (and the adults working with them) in a holistic, strength-based way.
Hear from key community leaders as we delve into racism, inequality and poverty and explore more collective approaches to healing:
Jan Olmstead, MPA Consultant, American Indian Health Commission for Washington State Native-informed healing interventions
Janine M. Jones, PhD, NCSP, LP Professor and Director, School Psychology Program at the University of Washington Culture as a resilience factor for healing
Saroeum Phoung Founder and CEO, PointOneNorth Consulting LLC Peacemaking Circles, healing and transformation in communities facing violence, racism, inequity
Visit http://nwcf.org/events/forum/ for more information...