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February 2018

Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Join the TCC for a screening of RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE. As we move further into 2018, the necessity for solutions to combat the trauma experienced by so many deepens. Building upon our last "Racism and Trauma" event, the TCC is excited to screen the film RESILIENCE, a one-hour documentary that explores the science of childhood trauma and toxic stress, how it impacts us and how we can heal from it.  As healthcare providers…

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March 2018

From Whippin’ to Coffin: Inside the Brains of Traumatized Children

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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From Whippin to Coffin - Inside the Brains of Traumatized Children

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…

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April 2018

April 19th TCC Steering Committee Meeting

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Forest Park Library, 3023 Garrison Blvd
Baltimore, 21216 United States
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The next TCC Steering Committee Meeting is set for Thursday, April 19th from 6PM to 7:30PM at the Forest Park library. We need to ensure we are set for upcoming TCC events. We are in good shape for April and May, however, we need to get together to finalize plans for June and July, as well as to begin to firm up our schedule for August and September. Additionally, if there are other agenda items you would like to discuss, please…

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DNA Is Not Destiny – Breaking Down Biological Obstacles to Success

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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Epigenetics and the Brain Science of Trauma

As a follow-up to our  February and March events, we will be screening DNA is Not Destiny, one of the films from the Raising of America series produced by California Newsreel. This film will build upon and reinforce concepts raised at TCC's March event, highlighting the fact that everything in a child's environment including diet, environmental toxins, safety, housing, and parental stress can impact long-term chances for success in life. As we prepare for the Marland primary elections, this film highlights…

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May 2018

Breaking Trauma’s Grasp Through Collective Action

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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Breaking Trauma's Grasp

The Thriving Communities Collaborative is excited to welcome back Naketta Lowery, CFLE of Sustainable Life Solutions and The Family Tree to lead us in exploring how we can collectively act to help break trauma's grip on our communities. She will follow up on her previous discussion  with the presentation, "Balancing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE)." With the abundance of research studies & conversation focused on childhood trauma & adversity, it can be challenging to…

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