2017-03-16 / Business

Resilience Summit Offers Tools for Self and Community

FLINT — Several community agencies have partnered to offer a free Resilience Summit: Triumph Over Trauma March 16-17 at the Riverfront Banquet Center. Genesee Health System, Genesee Intermediate School District, Hurley Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids of Greater Flint along with other community partners will be offering classes to the community and to professionals on building a resilience toolkit, toxic stress, trauma informed care, mindfulness and meditation, how to build partnerships, coping skills and more. Friday will offer several breakout sessions between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. with keynote speakers Dr. Lora Haynes, PhD from the University of Louisville and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center. Other speakers include many from the Children’s Health Fund out of New York City: Delaney Gracy, MD, MPH; Rita Domnitz, MS, ED, PsyD; and Paula Madrid, PsyD. Tom Watkins, from Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, and Hurley’s Alisa Craig, MS and Laruen O’Connell, MD will also be presenting along with several other topics and speakers. Participants can attend one or both days. On Thursday from 3-7:30 p.m. is a World CafĂ© that will showcase resources, update participants on efforts i the community, and show the documentary Film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.” Continuing education credits are available for professionals. The Summit is free; but registration is required. To register go to http://www.genhs.org/TriumphOverTrauma or call 810-262-9462. – G.G.

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