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January 2017
Free

Stronger Connected – Using What We Know About Trauma & Resilience to Build More Thriving Communities

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging,
4501 Reistertown Road
Baltimore, MD United States
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The TCC is excited to have the opportunity to dialogue with Central Park Heights community members around the topics of trauma and resilience as part of the Zeta Healthy Aging Partnership (Z-HAP). Our presentation is just one of the segments that will be covered at this Z-HAP event. Under the leadership of founding director, Betsy D. Simon, M.S., CHES, Z-HAP is doing amazing work, helping to keep seniors and other community members informed, active, and healthy.  If you or someone you…

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February 2017
Free

Try Black Love | Black Love Day Celebration

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Park Heights Community Health Alliance,
4151 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215 United States
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2017 Black Love Day Celebration

The Thriving Communities Collaborative will be participating in Live Holistically Balanced 2017 Black Love Day Celebration. Join us for this evening of healing, love, community and action. Now more than ever we need to come together as a community and support each other in healing, growth, and positive change. Black love day has been celebrated since 1993 with the idea that we have to learn to love ourselves, by healing the traumas endured and passed down through the generations as…

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March 2017
Free

Racism & Trauma: How Does Racism Get Under Our Skin?

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Center for Urban Families,
2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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racism and trauma - the impact of racism on health

How exactly does racism "get under our skin?" How does something like racism factor in when we look at health outcomes? When the original ACES study was done, racism wasn't one of the adverse experiences identified as the population studied was only 5% black. However, when the Philadelphia Expanded ACES study was done, they found that over one-third (34.5%) of adults reported experiencing discrimination based on their race or ethnicity. At the March TCC General Meeting, we'll use the film: UNNATURAL…

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April 2017
Free

Child Sexual Abuse and How to Prevent It

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Center for Urban Families,
2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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Enough Abuse - It's Not Just Jenna - A Story of Child Sexual Abuse & Prevention

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month.  This month, in furthering the cause of eliminating child abuse, the Thriving Communities Collaborative's April monthly meeting will feature the short film, "It's Not Just Jenna: A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse and Survival." This 18-minute video, co-produced by Massachusetts Citizens for Children and Alvid Productions, will be followed by a facilitated presentation and discussion on the topic of child sexual abuse and how to prevent it.  The film and it's accompanying learning/discussion guide was…

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May 2017

The Irrefutable Link Between High-Quality Childcare & Thriving Communities

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Center for Urban Families,
2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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High-Quality Childcare is Essential for Thriving Communities

Over the past few years, the Thriving Communities Collaborative (TCC) has examined some of the factors necessary to prevent childhood trauma and build and sustain thriving, resilient communities. So many things are intertwined. You can't just deal with part of the problem. And so, this month, we've chosen to focus on High-Quality Childcare. Having access to high-quality child care enables parents and families to work, pursue advanced education, experience less stress -- so many of the factors that help to…

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