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Community trauma and child well-being: A deeper dive into the future of healing

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 NW Children’s Foundation Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing. We’re thrilled to welcome back Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education and Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, as our keynote speaker, and Seattle pediatrician Dr. Ben Danielson as our panel moderator. Together, they’ll guide us through thought-provoking discussions, challenge our thinking and share their expert perspectives. 

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.

Available in-person and via Webstream.

Date and Time: 
February 11, 2020 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
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Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle