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SRQ Strong in partnership with Sarasota Contemporary Dance will be hosting a "Dance to Heal" workshop, led by Charlotte Johnson. This workshop will focus on using movement and dance for trauma healing through the body, no previous dance experience required, all are welcome.

January 18, 2020, with two class times available: 1:30pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm. Maximum of 15 people per class. RSVP with preffered class time to [email protected]
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SRQ Strong in partnership with Sarasota Contemporary Dance will be hosting a Dance to Heal workshop, led by Charlotte Johnson. This workshop will focus on using movement and dance for trauma healing through the body, no previous dance experience required, all are welcome. 

January 18, 2020, with two class times available: 1:30pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm. Maximum of 15 people per class. RSVP with preffered class time to sarasotastrong@gmail.com

CRT is happy to cosponsor the Victory Over Violence Summit this coming February 2020. Domestic violence is a major source of trauma in communities, affecting both the adults who experience it directly and the children who witness it. Founder, Lorrie Simmons, has been a guest speaker at one the very first community forums for SRQ Strong and will be joined on the discussion panel by Amy Weinberger, another SRQ Strong member with a passion for education in trauma-awareness, especially among the youth.

Tickets are available now! 2020vovsummit.eventbrite.com
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CRT is happy to cosponsor the Victory Over Violence Summit this coming February 2020. Domestic violence is a major source of trauma in communities, affecting both the adults who experience it directly and the children who witness it. Founder, Lorrie Simmons, has been a guest speaker at one the very first community forums for SRQ Strong and will be joined on the discussion panel by Amy Weinberger, another SRQ Strong member with a passion for education in trauma-awareness, especially among the youth. 

Tickets are available now! Https://2020vovsummit.eventbrite.com

"When we think about how to bring peace and justice to this land, we must focus our attention and energy on obstructing efforts to divide us, by demonstrating that we will not stand for an endless cycle of pain, oppression, and violence.

Every time these acts of solidarity take place, it challenges the hateful and racist rhetoric that Netanyahu relies on to remain in power. It brings us closer to a reality that means freedom and dignity for all who live in Israel/Palestine."

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Each time these acts of solidarity take place, it challenges the hateful rhetoric that the prime minister relies on to remain in power
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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] 

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