Creating Trauma-Informed Communities: Developing Awareness and Responsiveness to Reduce the Impact of Stress and Trauma on Health and Well-Being in St. Louis Neighborhoods
Trauma is pervasive in society and has a significant impact on productivity within individuals and communities. It is becoming increasingly recognized as a significant factor in a wide range of health, behavioral health, and social problems. Forced displacement, racism, institutional barriers, and victim or witness to extreme personal or interpersonal violence in households and neighborhoods are just a few types of trauma that can adversely impact communities.
Join Rise Community Development to learn more about how you can work toward creating trauma-informed communities. Objectives of this class include helping community development professionals and planners gain an understanding of chronic trauma and toxic stress on individuals. It will cover fostering understanding of community trauma and community building as the class explores integrating trauma-informed principles with community building strategies. The class will lead to the development of a trauma-informed community building model for community development professionals and other key community stakeholders.
For this event, Rise is partnering with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission. This training also aligns with recommendations outlined in the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan.