(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) To thrive in school, children facing adversity may need the push of high expectations paired with the pull of supportive relationships. The common denominator? Committed adults.
Author Archives: Elizabeth McLaren
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Dr. Bruce Perry emphasized the “power of proximity.” But in Milwaukee, there are implicit and ideological roadblocks to building healthy communities.
(From Wisconsin Health News) Panelists emphasized the need to commit to change and to rethink policies in order to effectively address collective racial trauma in cities like Milwaukee.
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Rob Anda, researcher from the original Adverse Childhood Experience Study, called for the empowerment of communities – like those in Milwaukee – to be agents of change that can heal themselves.
(From TMJ4) Michael and Amy Lovell used their personal experience and passion to help spearhead the Healing Trauma Healthy Communities Conference
(From the Marquette Wire) Marquette University President Michael Lovell delivered the opening remarks for the community gathering on race and trauma, pointing to the importance of understanding and collective action.
(From Wisconsin Public Radio) Almost 1,200 participants from across the country gathered to discuss trauma, particularly generational and historical trauma, as a public health issue.
(From WUWM 89.7) The community gathering on race and trauma kicking off the conference included a choir, renowned speakers, and passionate perspectives in a panel.
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) A personal video message from Oprah Winfrey launched the Healing Trauma Healthy Communities Conference, noting the importance of understanding the effects of trauma.