What: Community Trauma and Healing - BCR Town Hall Meeting When: Wednesday April 17th, 2019, 10am - 3:30pmWhere: RISE Demonstration Center @ 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032Please note: Your presence is warmly welcomed at any point throughout the day. Bringing a brown bag lunch is suggested.
Topics to be discussed: • 10am- 11:30am: Ward 8 Health Council Hear discussion on emerging issues pertinent to the health and wellbeing of Ward 8 residents, as well as opportunities and innovative efforts aimed at improving health and wellbeing in the city's region east of the Anacostia River. • 11:30am-12pm: Networking Opportunity & Bring-Your-Own Lunch • 12pm- 2pm: Focus on Community Trauma: DC Root Causes Community Dialogue Project Learn how the Root Causes Community Dialogue Project is engaging both local youth and MPD officers to highlight sources of community tension, develop collaborative pathways to healing, and identify strategies that reduce community violence and trauma. This session will highlight key findings from the project and perspectives from community partners. • 2:15-3:30pm: Community Dialogue: Pathways to Healing Hear local partners discuss their efforts to acknowledge the effects of systemic trauma on Ward 7 and 8, promote healing through trauma-informed practice, and implement innovative programs to break the cycle of hurt and exclusion.
Speakers include:• Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.• Kenny Barnes Sr., Founder, Reaching Out to Others Together (ROOT)• Calvin Smith, Director of Government and Community Relations for Bridgepoint Hospital & Chair, Ward 8 Health Council• James Peterson, Research Professor, George Washington University• Salah Czapary, Director, Office of Volunteer Coordination, Metropolitan Police Department of District of Columbia• James Berry, Director of Bald Eagle Recreation Center, District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation• Cynthia Greer, Associate Professor of Counseling, Trinity Washington University • Randall Baylor, Healthy Steps Family Support Coordinator, ECIN/Children's National • Jimmy Jenkins, Ward 8 Supervisor, Cure the Streets Project• Greg Jackson, Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement
BCR seeks to improve the health and life outcomes of children, families, and communities by addressing the ‘Pair of ACEs’ (go.gwu.edu/pairofaces) – adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments. By aligning systems large and small, the BCR process supports co-created solutions that enable communities to not only ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity, but bounce forward.
Please join us!