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Sarasota Strong gets stronger
Sarasota Strong partnered with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to present a powerful film, “Broken Places” a study which focuses on why some children struggle with early adversity while others thrive.
Over 55 partners turned out in support of becoming part of a trauma-informed, resilient Sarasota. Members engaged in small facilitated table discussions, sharing individual impressions of the film’s impact and purpose. Collectively the group felt the film held a powerful message that should be shared on a larger scale with the general public and talked about in communities everywhere, learning trauma does not discriminate and can occur in any home and neighborhood. Members suggested reaching even further in getting hospitals, medical offices, rotaries, interfaith councils, state legislature and even local businesses to understand the impacts of trauma as a trickle-down effect.
A huge Thank You to Kirsten Russell and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for providing a safe space for this event and supporting Sarasota Strong.
Upcoming Community Forums:
November 25th, 6-7:30 pm Venice United Church of Christ 620 Shamrock Blvd, Venice
Featured speaker: Sidney Turner, Ph.D., victim advocate at SPARCC and founder of Resilient Retreat, a non-profit that empowers survivors of trauma to thrive through self-care and community. Sidney will discuss the prevalence of trauma, the importance of how you react to trauma, and how to respond if someone discloses trauma to you; using the VEES model (Validate, Educate, Empower, and Support).
For further information, please visit www.srqstrong.org or email [email protected]