The Importance Of Community To Trauma
Dr. Bruce Perry, a renowned neuroscientist, speaker and author, will provide a presentation regarding his research:
November 11, 2019
Skyline High School
Vance Brand Auditorium
600 East Mountain View Avenue
Dr. Perry authored the best-selling book, “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog.”
He has conducted and published extensive research into our society’s response to trauma, and particularly trauma experienced by children. His considerable research makes the case that the most powerful healing force for trauma experienced by anyone is a strong social network which surrounds and supports those who have experienced trauma.
His research demonstrates that what traumatized children most need is a healthy community to buffer the pain, distress and loss caused by their earlier trauma and that what works to heal kids(and adults) is anything that increases the number and quality of a child’s(or adult’s) healthy relationships.
Dr. Perry’s research points out that healthy communities themselves are often what prevents interpersonal trauma from occurring in the first place and that the breakdown of social connection that is so common in our society increases everyone’s vulnerability.
In his presentation, Dr. Perry will present ideas about how we in Longmont can create a future that is different than the past by examining government and school systems policies, and perhaps most importantly, what each person in our community can do to help build a healthy community as well as assist those who have experienced trauma. Dr. Perry’s presentation promises to be informative and timely!
Due to limited seating, registration is required. The event is free.
Longmont Public Safety wishes to thank the following agencies for their tireless effort in making this event happen: St. Vrain Valley School District, City of Longmont Youth Services, City of Longmont Community Services, Hartney Law, Boulder County Health Initiative, and the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County.