Recovering From Trauma, Building Community

Recovering From Trauma, Building Community

For the last nine months, my work as a Greenlining Health Equity Fellow at The California Endowment has focused on trauma-informed practices around the state of California. Trauma-informed practices are those infused with the knowledge that violence (interpersonal, structural, etc.) affects a person’s life and development. Doing this work has been difficult (and at times triggering) for me and my team. For a lot of us, it means confronting trauma within our communities and remembering to take care of ourselves when the work demands so much of  us: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. For me, this work forces me to do some much needed reflection, even in the moments when…
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