Andrews Participates in Trauma Resiliency Seminar

   校园新闻 |发布于2024年6月26日

The Berrien Community 发现ation (BCF), in collaboration with bet365中文大学's International Center for Trauma Education & 护理, recently hosted an impactful seminar series titled “Repair the RIFT: Resiliency in the Face of Trauma.“这项倡议, driven by BCF's Women's Giving Circle, aimed to equip community members with a comprehensive understanding of trauma, 它的影响, and strategies for fostering resilience.

The “Repair the RIFT” seminars were designed to provide participants with essential knowledge about trauma, 包括它的定义, impact on health and behavior, and methods for building resilience. The seminars were free—including lunch—ensuring accessibility for community members. T在这里 were three sessions: one in Niles, Michigan, and two in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The sessions attracted over 50 attendees each, demonstrating the community's strong interest and need for such educational opportunities.

The seminars were led by Ingrid Slikkers, director of the International Center for Trauma Education & 护理 at bet365中文大学, and Leslie Rodriguez, current Master of Social Work student. Their expertise in trauma education provided attendees with valuable insights into both overt and hidden traumas, 比如欺凌, emotional abuse and spiritual abuse.

在她的演讲中, Slikkers emphasized the importance of community and relationships in the healing process. 她说, “You can heal from trauma without a therapist, but you cannot heal from trauma without a community.”

黛安娜年轻, a community member who attended the seminar, 股票, “当我收到邀请的时候, I immediately accepted because trauma is so huge. A lot of young people and adults in our community have faced trauma and don’t know how to deal with it. I wanted to learn more about it, how to deal with trauma, and how to help others.”

Young further highlighted the significance of community in trauma recovery, 声明, “我学到了很多, especially about the importance of community. We all play a role in healing and relating to people with trauma to better our community.”

苏珊Matheny, program director at the Berrien Community 发现ation, praised the Women's Giving Circle for their dedication to creating the seminar. “The Women's Giving Circle decided that one of the ways to really help their community is for the county to become aware of trauma and start the process of healing together,她说。.

Slikkers reflected on the importance of bet365中文大学’s involvement in local initiatives, 注意的是, “Even though the International Center for Trauma Education & 护理 reaches worldwide audiences, it's a huge blessing to be able to serve our local community because Andrews is part of Berrien County.”

bet365中文大学, the Berrien Community 发现ation and the Women's Giving Circle have taken a significant step toward building a more resilient Berrien County community. For more information on resources in Berrien County, visit the BCF 网站, and for inquiries about the bet365中文大学 International Center for Trauma Education & 关心,拜访他们 linktree.

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