Charlotte Regional Gathering: Trauma in the Village

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
West Charlotte High School, 2219 Senior Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216
Trauma in the Village | Healing in the Village

COSEBOC is working with the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators (CMAE), and the Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN) to co-host Trauma in the Village, a two-day Regional Gathering in Charlotte on August 17-18, 2018.

Trauma in the Village will promote conversations on the many facets of trauma in our communities and build a deeper, more authentic understanding of the impact trauma has on students, their families, their neighborhoods, and the educators, service providers, and caregivers that work with them. It will explore culturally relevant, community-centered approaches to interrupt the cycle of trauma and promote trauma-informed care. Sessions will engage participants in discussing “solution-oriented” strategies and activities that will provide them with concrete ideas and clear plans of action for addressing trauma in our communities. This reflects the theme of this Regional Gathering: “Interrupt, Engage, and Uplift.”

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) resulting in trauma to our students are the result of many factors. Some are sudden – like shootings or assaults – while others are chronic – like unemployment or health problems. The sessions offered during Trauma in the Village will address this full range of factors with a particular focus on topics that are particularly relevant to Charlotte and the surrounding communities including:

  • Impact of gun violence, physical violence, suicide, and sexual abuse
  • Impact of housing instability, undocumented status and deportation threats
  • Impact of emotional abuse, poverty, lack of economic mobility, and homelessnes

In addition to identifying the challenges, sessions will discuss the work of individuals and organizations that are successfully helping children, youth, adults, and families to overcome the impact of trauma on their lives. It will highlight success stories of individuals who have overcome trauma and incorporate the perceptions of educators, practitioners, experts in the field, community leaders, parents, and students.

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