The stress of living in a high-crime, high-violence environment has been shown to negatively impact physical and mental health in the short- and long-term. Children and families look over their shoulders in fear of being at the wrong place at the right time. Neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have resulted in disconnected communities with poor institutional relationships. What are the implications for individuals and organizations, such as the police, community developers and social service agencies engaged in place-based initiatives like Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI)? Join representatives from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and American Institutes for Research (AIR) in a discussion on how these individual and collective experiences may blend over long periods of time to create different forms of trauma and group behaviors that can be misinterpreted by institutional stakeholders involved in crime reduction and revitalization efforts.
This webinar will introduce participants to the prevalence and definitions of different types of trauma experienced by individuals, organizations, communities, and families. Practitioners involved in community building and safety efforts will learn how they can increase their awareness and use of trauma-informed strategies that build resiliency in, and improve relationships with, those who have experienced past trauma.
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