Regional Gathering: Trauma in the Village

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Bruce Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Trauma in the Village: A Boston Regional Gathering

We are now at capacity, and registration is closed. 
On Friday, December 9, 2016, COSEBOC and CPLAN will host a Regional Gathering in Boston, MA to focus on "Trauma in the Village." This special workshop - for service providers, caregivers, educators, professionals, and policymakers - was first featured at COSEBOC's 10th Annual Gathering in NYC in May, 2016. This workshop will provide participants with a powerful framework for re-shaping the culture, practices, and policies of their organization to ensure that it is sensitive to the experiences and needs of the traumatized individuals, families, and communities that they serve.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Lonise Bias

Dr. Lonise BiasDr. Lonise Bias is an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, and consultant. A dynamic and compelling orator; Dr. Bias engages audiences with her motivational and inspirational presentations, workshops and seminars. She is the founder of The Abundant Life Resources A More Excellent Way LLC., which is a community centered resource that focuses on helping youth, the family and the community navigate the challenges of daily living. Dr. Bias was thrust into the personnel and community development arena after the deaths of her two sons. Len Bias, the University of Maryland Basketball player died on June 19, 1986 of cocaine intoxication, two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. Jay Bias was the victim of a drive by shooting at a shopping mall in December of 1990. Learn more.

Chaplain Clementina "Tina" Chéry

Tina Chéry is President and CEO of Transforming Society's Response to Homicide. She is an internationally recognized peace educator and violence prevention leader. Tina's life changed abruptly in 1993. Her oldest son, Louis David Brown, who was fifteen years old, was shot and killed just blocks from their home. To honor her son’s memory, Tina co-founded the Louis. D. Brown Peace Institute. Since that time she has forged a new path to healing and reconciliation through the creation of innovative programs, which teach and apply the core seven principles of peace – love, unity, faith, hope, courage, justice and forgiveness – and are anchored in restorative justice theories. Learn more.

Additional Speakers and Presenters

  • Ron Walker, Executive Director, COSEBOC
  • Dr. Lindsa McIntyre, Headmaster, Jeremiah E. Burke High School
  • Susan Cole, Director of Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, Harvard University
  • Richard Taylor, Mental Health Advocate, Author of Love Between My Scars (Chicago, IL)
  • Dr. Martin Pierre, licensed psychologist, Ashmont Counseling
  • Dr. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston
  • David Miller, Consultant, COSEBOC (Washington, DC)
  • Dr. Charmain F. Jackman, Licensed Psychologist, Director of Health & Wellness, Boston Arts Academy
  • Conan Harris, Director of My Brothers Keeper (Boston)
  • Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Council


(We are now at capacity, and registration is closed.)

$170 for COSEBOC members

$190 for non-members

Breakfast, lunch & training materials included

Date & Venue

Friday, December 9, 2016. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bruce Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Note: A partner gathering, Healing in the Village: A Gathering for Parents and Families, will take place on Saturday, December 10th, 2016.

Important Topics

  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Impact on Brain Development
  • Trauma Informed Approaches
  • Learning and Engaging Families


Holiday Inn Express, Boston
69 Boston St. Boston, MA 02125

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Boston Bayside
240 Mt. Vernon St. Boston, MA 02125

Thank you to our Sponsors

  • The Boston Foundation - Main Sonsor
  • Barr Foundation
  • Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Boston Compact
  • Big Picture Learning
  • Eastern Bank Foundation
  • Mass Housing
  • Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
  • New Profit, Inc.
  • Partners Healthcare

This Gathering is Hosted by:

  • The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC)
  • Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN)