Research on the wide ranging and long term effects of adverse childhood experience has challenged Tennesseans to begin the work to build resilience to address trauma and toxic stress it causes. Tennessee, through its Building Strong Brains work, seeks to link the research on resilience with practice of serving children.
The Southeast Council on Children and Youth, which is staffed by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, is holding a Southeast Knowledge Mobilization event. The participants will join together to implement trauma-informed/responsive services through collaboration and understanding adverse childhood experiences. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 24 at Cleveland State Community College, 3535 Adkisson Dr.
Guest speakers include:
Becky Haas, Trauma Informed administrator, Ballad Health;
Judge Robert Philyaw, Hamilton County Juvenile Court;
Chief David Roddy, Chattanooga Police Department;
Dr. Sherry Hamby, director, Life Paths Research Center;
Dr. Robin Cayce, director, Programs, Chattanooga 2.0;
Melissa McGee, director, Council on Children's Mental Health, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth;
Jill Murphy, divisional coordinator-East, System of Care Across Tennessee;
Richard Tate, Program Manager-Tennessee Valley, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
The program will be emceed by Jennifer Vaida, director of Programs at Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee.
Registration is required no later than May 17 and is available at http://bit.ly/2UGvlfy. For more information, contact Rosalyn Leavell-Rice, Southeast Regional program administrator at Rosalyn.Leavell-Rice@tn.gov or 634-6210.