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Thu, Apr 25

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Zoom Webinar

Creating Resilient Communities

Creating resiliency in communities can be an effective way to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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Creating Resilient Communities
Creating Resilient Communities

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

Zoom Webinar

About the event

Empowering Families, Protecting Children through Advocacy and Awareness: A Public Webinar Series

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our third webinar series. This series is brought to you in partnership with the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certain demographic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

Creating Resilient Communities

Creating resiliency in communities can be an effective way to prevent child abuse and neglect. Communities that are strong and resilient can provide a safety net for families and children, helping to prevent stressors and adverse experiences that can lead to abuse and neglect. Resiliency in communities can be promoted by building strong social networks and support systems, providing access to community resources and services, and promoting a culture of prevention and support for families. Additionally, promoting resiliency in communities can help to create a sense of social responsibility and collective action to prevent child abuse and promote healthy child development.

About the Speaker: Whitney Marris, LCSW

Whitney Marris, LCSW brings their commitment to fostering resiliency and holistic well-being for individuals, organizations, communities, and systems across a variety of different roles. As the Director of Trauma-Informed Practice and System Transformation with CTIPP, Whitney supports the team in integrating and operationalizing the guiding principles of a trauma-informed approach in all aspects of the work, and leverages their personal and professional lived experience to create resources and connection points to cultivate collective action toward transformational change. As a trauma therapist in private practice in the DC Metro Area, Whitney extends this ethos and empathy to walking alongside and witnessing others in their journeys toward healing and growth. Whitney further contributes to the field as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Social Work, and also as a consultant trainer and coach guiding organizations and systems of care seeking to implement trauma-informed, healing-centered change.

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