People who experience trauma early in life are often unable to seek or accept help in a traditional way. Through an understanding of how trauma impacts an individual's ability to be well, and a harm reduction approach that embraces people where they are, we can create healthy relationships and beloved community. Trauma-informed approaches offer radical acceptance and supportive community which allows people living in trauma to build the self-esteem necessary to seek and accept needed care.
Ann Marie Coletta of Raising Sparks Interfaith Ministry will discuss how her group addresses the underlying emotional needs of the traumatized, homeless, addicted and mental health consumer populations in San Francisco.
We’ll start at 1:00 in the Martin Luther King room. Sandwiches will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome.