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Trauma Informed Care Symposium

Event Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Sponsored By: NYS Community Action Association, ABLE Re-Entry Program, Coalition for the Homeless of the Southern Tier, Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry, and Davis College

On Wednesday, April 30th, Davis College is proud to partner with, and host, the “Trauma Informed Care: Getting to the Root of Domestic Violence” Symposium. The all-day symposium will discuss best practices in caring for individuals who have experienced trauma and domestic violence. Luis Lopez from Columbia Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center will be the featured keynote speaker. The plenary speaker will be Karla Digirolamo, Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Community Action Association. More than 150 care givers, social workers, counselors, emergency service workers, case managers, and outreach workers have registered for the symposium. Davis College counseling students will be in attendance as well.

This symposium, as part of the NYS Community Action Poverty Tour, represents a large, community-wide collaboration across many organizations.

For more information regarding the symposium, please visit: http://nyscommunityaction.org .

More about the Poverty Tour:
From Poverty to Opportunity:  NYS Community Action Poverty Tour 2014 began April 3 in Albany during NYSCAA’s 8th Annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Security, and continues through October with visits to nearly 30 communities across New York State. The Economic Opportunity Act was signed 50 years ago – creating the national Community Action network. On the occasion of this 50th anniversary, NYSCAA created the tour to raise awareness of the accomplishments of Community Action in New York, as well as the poverty that continues; the tour is also designed as a vehicle for advocacy through speak outs and other events.  For more about the tour, please visit the tour website: www.nyspovertytour.org

The tour stop in Broome County was scheduled as a result of the partnership between NYSCAA and the Broome Re-Entry program. It is an opportunity for us to raise awareness about poverty, particularly poverty that results from traumatic experiences such as domestic violence and incarceration.