Childhood Trauma: Turning Survivors Into Thrivers

Childhood Trauma: Turning Survivors Into Thrivers
Posted at 2:51 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 14:51:04-04

The Racial Equity and Reconciliation Workgroup of the Power of We (Ingham County Human Services Collaborative) in partnership with the Michigan ACE initiative, is hosting a video screening and conversation on helping others overcome the effects of childhood trauma. 

The event will be Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM at the Downtown Branch of the Capital Area District Library (401 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing.)

Human services practitioners, shelter providers, police, substance abuse counselors, educators, court personnel, and members of the general public are invited to learn how to develop resilience in persons affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Two ACE Master trainers will be on hand to facilitate a discussion and suggest possible next steps.

Doors open at 1:15 PM. Program starts at 1:30 PM and wraps up at 4 PM.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend this event, but pre-registration is required via this link: [].

Due to room capacity, participation is limited to the first 50 to register. Interested parties who cannot attend this event can go to the Michigan ACE Initiative website [] to find out more, including contact information to schedule a similar event at their workplace, organization, or faith community.

For more details about this event, please contact carlton evans at or by phone 517-214-9232.

About The Racial Equity and Reconciliation Workgroup

The Workgroup's mission is: "To disrupt racism fundamentally on the personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels so that you can no longer predict access to power, wealth, privilege, or meaning based on race." The group has sponsored a series of film screenings and discussions focused on trauma and healing throughout 2018.