Thrive: Trauma-Informed Practice in Community-Engaged Art
Posted by Thomas Jefferson University on November 27, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust Street
FREE; Pre-registration required: https://thrive_symposium.eventbrite.com
Join arts and health professionals, students and community members in conversation at the intersection(s) of trauma-informed practice and community-engaged art. Hear from Philadelphia arts organizations using trauma-informed approaches to promote wellness in various communities, where healing, protection and growth necessitate understanding individual and historic contexts of adversity, trauma and toxic stress. Learn more about trauma theory from health professionals, and discuss how practitioners from different disciplines can cooperate and collaborate to support resilience and recovery from trauma through the arts. Featured presenters: Sandra Bloom, MD, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health; BuildaBridge; Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Porch Light Program; The Village of Arts and Humanities; Warrior Writers.
Light breakfast and networking
Keynote presentation and Q&A – Sandra Bloom, MD, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Brief presentations, followed by interactive breakout groups led by BuildaBridge; Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Porch Light Program; The Village of Arts and Humanities; Warrior Writers
12-1 p.m. – Lunch (provided)
1-2 p.m. – Panel discussion and reflection
Rachel Brandoff, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization, Community and Trauma Counseling Program, Jefferson
Norma Padrón, Associate Director, MLHS Center for Population Health Research at LIMR, Assistant Professor, College of Population Health, Jefferson
Christopher Rogers, Public Programs Director, Paul Robeson House Museum
Moderated by Michael O’Bryan, Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs, The Village of Arts and Humanities
Thrive is organized by Jefferson Humanities & Health. Learn more at Jefferson.edu/Humanities. Questions? Contact Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, Office of Student Life and Engagement – Center City, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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