This workshop will bring trauma-informed knowledge and advocacy to the Board of Supervisors’ leading-edge initiatives – homelessness, diversion of mentally ill individuals from local jails, and returning “109″ parolees. Each of these populations experience rates of trauma well above those of the “average” individual. This is the kind of trauma exposure – often in childhood – that can lead to negative compensatory behaviors like alcohol and drug use and excessive risk-taking. These kinds of behaviors may increase the likelihood of involvement with the criminal justice system and/or homelessness. Identifying and addressing untreated trauma is one of the most effective means of restoring one’s social and emotional well-being, as well as one’s capacity to be a contributing and included member of society.
- The Case for Open Space – (Environmental Committee) – OPEN ONLY TO YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, AGES 16-24
- Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Get Ready (Senior Services Committee)
- I Am My Brother’s Keeper – Badge or No Badge (Human Services Committee and Public Safety & Justice Committee) – OPEN ONLY TO YOUNG MEN, AGES 16-25
- Imagining Renaissance (Arts & Culture Committee)
- Invisible Wounds Manifested: Addressing Trauma in the Lives of Students (Education Committee)
- The Legacy of Civil Disobedience (Executive Committee)
- Re-Entry to Restoration (Public Safety & Justice Committee)
- Transportation as a Vehicle for Economic Development (Economic Development Committee)
Online registration is now CLOSED.
Limited walk-in registration may be available.