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April 1, 2013

Laying the Groundwork:
Advancing Prevention in the Context of Community Trauma

Thursday, April 18, 2013
11:00am -12:30pm PT / 2:00pm-3:30pm ET
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There is growing awareness about trauma and its impact on individuals and communities. The majority of approaches to addressing trauma focus on the treatment of the individual. Hosted by UNITY, this webinar will explore community-oriented approaches. We will provide an introduction to how we currently understand and analyze trauma, its transmission, and trauma-informed approaches to preventing violence. Further, we will focus on why we need to understand the impact of community-level trauma and implications for efforts to prevent violence.  

Objectives Participants will understand:

  1. the evolution in our understanding of trauma and its impact on individuals
  2. how trauma is transmitted and the implications for urban youth
  3. the strengths and limitations of trauma-informed approaches for individuals
  4. the need for understanding the impact of community-level trauma and the implications for prevention practice
Please join us for a conversation between:
  • Howard Pinderhughes, Ph.D.: UNITY Consultant, Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Rachel Davis, MSW: UNITY Project Director, Managing Director, Prevention Institute

This webinar is open to all participants. It is also the foundation of a three-part webinar series for UNITY City Network members. To participate in this peer-based learning forum, please send an email to Edward@preventioninstitute.org


A Prevention Institute initiative, UNITY is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in part by The Kresge Foundation. For more information, visit www.preventioninstitute.org/unity.

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