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From Whippin’ to Coffin: Inside the Brains of Traumatized Children
March 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What happens to the brains of children exposed to high levels of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction? What is it that shortens their “fuse,” makes “typical” tasks difficult, and potentially shortens their lifespan? And, more importantly, what can we, as a community, do about it?
We will dive into how stress (that we have difficulty coping with) changes our brains to allow us to survive. We’ll explore the science of epigenetics and how what happens to us can turn genes on and off. And lastly, we will examine how we as a community can help one another by building self-healing, resilient communities.
Our discussion will be led by Naketta Lowery; she serves as the ACE* Interface Trainer from the Family Tree and she also leads a non-profit, Sustainable Life Solutions which is focused on housing youth transitioning out of foster care.
We hope you’ll join us. This event is free and open to the public.
If you had a chance to join us for our two events earlier this year, Racism and Trauma and the screening of Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, you may find this particularly helpful in further understanding the concepts we discussed.
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Note: ACE is short for Adverse Childhood Experiences