The slides for this web conference are now available to download:Adverse_Community_Experiences_and_Resilience_Webinar_4.18.16.pdf
Presented by Prevention Institute, UNITY, and Making Connections for Mental Health and Well-being
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Northern California, the Movember Foundation, and the Langeloth Foundation
04/18/2016; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time
On April 18, 2016, this webinar will present a framing for understanding and preventing community trauma. While there has been strong attention to the impacts of individual trauma, there has been less focus on trauma at the community level. That being said, prevention practitioners and leaders have begun noting that community trauma can interfere with putting effective prevention strategies in place. Community trauma is expressed, for example, as a break-down in trust, social isolation, and deteriorated public spaces. Like trauma in individuals, trauma in communities contributes to poor health outcomes.
Featuring Dr. Howard Pinderhughes, co-author of the Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACE|R) report, and moderated by Prevention Institute (PI) Director Sheila Savannah, this web conference will present the ACE|R framework, including discussion about the production of trauma and violence in communities. Panelists will include representatives from Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit sites, who were interviewed for the ACE|R report, and representatives from the national initiative, Making Connections for Mental Health and Well-being. Panelists will highlight the importance of a multi-sector approach, and the roles of multiple sectors, in preventing and addressing community trauma. The discussion will also include community-level strategies that promote healing and resilience to Adverse Community Experiences and community trauma.
The ACE|R framework has been developed by Prevention Institute and Dr. Pinderhughes to understand and address Adverse Community Experiences. While the harmful impacts of individual trauma are increasingly being addressed, the ACE|R framework is the first of its kind to explore community trauma and sets a foundation to address it.
The ACE|R report was developed with a grant from Kaiser Permanente Northern California. This webinar is presented by Prevention Institute, UNITY, and Making Connections for Mental Health and Well-being, and supported by grants from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, the Movember Foundation, and the Langeloth Foundation.
Key Webinar Topics:
- Articulate the need for understanding community-level trauma and the implications for practice
- Use the ACE|R framework to understand the role of Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience in producing and healing from trauma
- Engage in a disc
- Differentiate between individual and community-level approaches to trauma, and the value of both
- Discussion about community-level strategies to promote healing and resilience to community trauma
- Explore opportunities for cross-sector partnerships and comprehensive efforts to prevent trauma
- Howard Pinderhughes, Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco, PhD
- Chris Gunther, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, New Orleans Health Department
- Susan Neufeld, Vice President Community Development & Programs, BRIDGE Housing
- Victor Rodriguez, Program Manager, Family Support Partnership, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department