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The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

Register Now: Crisis as Opportunity: Building Community Bridges to Address Trauma Webinar

Date and Time:

Thursday, May 20 2020 from 12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST

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Session Description from the TRANSFORM Research Center:

The Translational Research that Adopts New Science For Maltreatment prevention (TRANSFORM) Research Center recognizes that our communities have been struggling with many challenges highlighted over the past year. Across the United States, communities have been suffering from the consequences of the pandemic. Communities of color have been grappling with the trauma brought on by systemic and institutional racism.

Join us in a conversation about the impacts of these traumas on our communities and about ways to work towards community resilience. To address the complex issues facing our communities, we must work across systems, sectors, and disciplines, to build bridges for solutions. The Monroe County Family Coalition and Connecting for Kids are examples of programs developed in response to community trauma.


Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D. is the Clinical Director of Mt. Hope Family Center and Clinical Director and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. Dr. Todd Manly has led several federally funded research projects involving the linkages among child maltreatment, domestic violence, poverty, and community violence with children and adolescents.

Dr. Heatly is a clinical child psychologist specializing in integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to child mental health. She directs the Expanded School Mental Health Initiatives at UR Medicine, which provides comprehensive school-based behavioral health services, consultation, and training to youth and educators across the Greater Rochester region.

Dina Johnson is the founder and CEO of the Monroe County Family Coalition, Inc. (MCFC), and Director of Care and Support at the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. Dina has a passion for working with key stakeholders in issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity. She is committed to serving the community by providing needed resource linkages.

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