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Abiding in the Community: A Faith Based Response to a Neighborhood in Pain
November 3, 2018Free
Abiding in the Community: A Faith Based Response to a Neighborhood in Pain is a conference day on Saturday 11/3/18 to highlight community ‘healing-centered’ support that strives to address the chronic individual and collective impact of trauma. Whether from community violence, racism, structural oppression, poverty, addiction, or various forms of interpersonal abuse, trauma is at the core of a steadily eroding rupture of an individual’s sense of safety, meaning in the world, connection to self and others, and personal agency.
This day is for all people interested in trauma healing and will offer:
-a profound way of accompanying and remaining with individuals and communities who have experienced trauma and traumatic grief
-an uncomplicated framework for educating people about trauma and the healing journey
-an experience of Can We Talk – a program component that offers adults the opportunity to share their stories of trauma, loss, hope, and healing; fostering connection and empowering individuals to take an active role in helping themselves and others heal.
The Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing, led by Rev. Liz Walker with her team at Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Roxbury, MA, has been providing community trauma healing services for 4 years. Each week people are invited, without cost or need for referral and with child care and a meal provided, to attend program components that address the mind, body, and spiritual impacts of trauma. This day is so fortunate to be co-sponsored by the New England regional office of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS New England). They are interested in helping The Cory Johnson Program connect with people in New England and across the country who would like to learn more about this model.
This event is being offered for free due to generous funding! Here is the website for the conference and to register.