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Community IS Central Luncheon Workshop 2019

Transforming a Trauma Affected Community to a Healing, Resilient Community

Father Paul Abernathy, Neighborhood Resilience Project
Wednesday, May 1
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Connecticut Room

abernathyFather Abernathy is the Director of Neighborhood Resilience Project, formerly FOCUS Pittsburgh. He will present on trauma informed community development, how his organization built a movement, and examples of campus-community collaborations that have helped facilitate change.

Through community research, the Neighborhood Resilience Project as found that the commonality between those suffering from issues such as homelessness, joblessness, and poverty is the history of emotional stress and trauma that they have endured. This organization uses Trauma-Informed Community Development (TICD) as a strategic plan to help provide services such as food, job training and healthcare to the community.

To learn more about what the Neighborhood Resilience Project (FOCUS Pittsburgh) is doing in their community please visit their website here.

This workshop is presented as part of the 2019 Stand Against Racism Event Series presented in collaboration with the YWCA of New Britain, the CCSU Office of Student Activities/Leadership Development, and Office of Community Engagement.

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED – Please RSVP by Monday, April 15th

For questions, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 860-832-0260 or email.

Join YWCA New Britain and CCSU as we take a Stand Against Racism. Help us Build a movement to transform a trauma affected community to a healing resilient community. 

Dinner & Discussion with Fr. Abernathy for New Britain Community: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Stanley Room, ITBD CCSU Downtown Campus, 185 Main Street, New Britain

To register for this event, please click here