MHANYS in conjunction with NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault is holding
a forum on November 16th on a Trauma Informed Approach to Family and
Community Wellness. Registration information is attached.

Healed People Heal Communities: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Family &
Community Wellness

Come share and learn from each other about recognizing the signs of
traumatic stress and explore effective approaches that will support
families and communities with complex histories of traumatic stress and

Morning session:

  • Your story of healing/ Open Mic participation
  • A brief presentation by Deborah Faust, “Inherited Family Trauma is Not Destiny”
  • A panel discussion from inter-faith leaders and service providers that explores some of the successes and challenges partnering with families and communities that experience traumatic stress and loss

Lunch provided

Afternoon session:

A community conversation facilitated by Strong Oak, Executive Director of
Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition. Strong Oak will facilitate
a community conversation exploring how valuable our cultural traditions are
for enhancing our overall well-being.

For registration information please contact: Deb Faust at /
518-434-0439 x221 or Chrys Ballerano at * /*518-482-4222

REGISTRATION at   Please register by Nov. 10th.

Donations will be accepted to cover costs. Nobody turned away for lack of

November 16, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street,
Schenectady, N.Y. 10-3pm

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