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CRT promotes peace and social justice through spiritually based interfaith activities. Our work is guided by principles of fairness and compassion, grounded in an abiding belief in the unity of human consciousness, and nourished by faith

Sarasota’s trauma-informed community gets a name:

Sarasota Strong

Over 80 supporters gathered at the Community Bible Church in Newtown on August 26th to continue the conversation on building a trauma-informed community. After feedback from you, the planning and vision committee has established a name, mission, and vision for our effort.

Our Name:  Sarasota Strong

Our Mission: To promote community-wide trauma awareness through education, connection, and healing.

Our Vision: To create a community that cares for itself.

Join us to make our community a place of compassion, justice, and healing. Email [email protected] to learn more.

Upcoming Community Forums:

October 28th, 6 – 7:30 pm Community Bible Church, 1959 MLK Way, Sarasota


Featured Speaker: Judy Wiggins is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Intensive Trauma Specialist with the Jewish Family and Children Services of the Suncoast, working primarily with children ages 3 to 18. Judy will present a short overview of the ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) as well as talk in-depth about trauma in children and the ways it can affect brain development in a growing child.


November 25th, 6-7:30 pm Venice United Church of Christ 620 Shamrock Blvd, Venice

Featured speaker: Sidney Turner, Ph.D., the Founder of Resilient Retreat, a non-profit that empowers survivors of trauma to thrive through self-care and community.

Special Event: October 13th, 3 pm – 5 pm Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Rd.

Sarasota Strong presents the community viewing of the film “Broken Places” a study on early adversity in children.

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