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The Rose that Blooms in Concrete: Trauma and It's Impact

During this session, participants will be introduced to how trauma can impact the long-term health individuals and communities. Research, such as the ground breaking ACEs, study suggest that exposure
to long-term adversity not only has implications for mental health, but physical health outcomes as well. Additional research suggests that community level traumas such as violence, poverty, and racism can impact entire  generations. This session will discuss these implications as well as explore how
becoming a trauma-informed and resilience-building community can change the trajectory and restore balance.

Tasha Turner-Freeman

Professional Counselor/Independent Consultant