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**Please note** There are three trainings, please scroll down
Overcoming Trauma and Building Resilience
We recognize that there are so many issues percolating in our society
right now that have powerful impacts on mental wellbeing, overall
health, and that can be triggers for substance use disorder. United Way
of Rutherford County is honored to work with Dr. Wanda Boone of Durham
Together for Resilient Youth to bring you two special events that will
address collective and individual trauma AND provide information about
how to build resilience for yourself and for our community.
On Thursday, July 30th we'll have a two hour workshop with Dr. Boone,
who is nationally recognized for her work around Adverse Childhood
Experiences (ACEs) and resilience building. Dr. Boone will provide an
overview of how trauma affects the brain, historic trauma related to
racism, how this impacts substance use/mental health and overall health,
along with tools for building resilience. The event will be virtual from
10am-12noon. This event is geared toward human services providers
including mental and behavioral providers, educators, guidance
counselors, law enforcement, social service agencies and social workers,
medical providers, vocational service providers, etc.
Later that evening, from 6:30pm-8:30pm we'll meet with Dr. Boone again
(virtually) for a more informal session that focuses on the same topics
but with a vastly expanded opportunity for YOUR interaction and sharing.
Dr. Boone wants to hear your stories as well as our community stories to
share insights and skill building that's tailored to our community and
our residents. This is an opportunity to share some of your anxieties
and concerns about current events including disparate impacts of
COVID-19, violence, systemic racism, social divisiveness, or grief just
to name a few examples. This is the type of event where we encourage you
to bring your circle together (with appropriate health safety measures,
of course) and participate with those closest to you to help foster
meaningful dialogue and have support close by because some of the
content could be challenging.
Please note: you must register for each event separately. Both events
are live virtual events and you will receive the Zoom links in your
confirmation email after you register.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:00 AM-12PM
Building Resilience in the Face of Racial Trauma, Disparities, and
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Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:30 PM-8:30PM
Overcoming Trauma and Building Resilience: A Community Dialogue
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BUILDING RECOVERY SUPPORTS
United Way's capacity building trainings that were planned for the Spring of 2020 were delayed due to immediate and urgent needs surrounding COVID-19 as well as due to social distancing and safety concerns. We're thrilled to announce that our previously scheduled trainings will be provided over the summer. We have a virtual training on Building Recovery Supports scheduled for July 29th from 10am-12pm.
The training is in partnership with MAHEC so CEUs are attached to it.
It's free but you must register.
Kurtis Taylor, BSW, Executive Director of Alcohol Drug Council of North Carolina is the trainer for this event. We're excited to have Kurtis working with us again for this training opportunity. Those of you who've had the pleasure of participating in our prior workshops with Kurtis know that he's in long term recovery and he's a fierce and compassionate advocate for services and supports for those with substance use disorder and their families.
Here is the link for program information and registration:
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