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March Monthly Meeting


Reverend Clifford Barnett, one of our co-chairs served as our host.  Turning the Wheel led our resiliency skills practice today.  I hope that inspires you to take advantage of one of their Creative Play Pop-Ups in the future!

We are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a virtual screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope with Resilient Brunswick and the Pender County Resiliency Task Force on April 28, 12:00-2:00 pm.  Nick Pylipyw from Cape Fear Collective will also join us to share key data on the local impact of trauma and toxic stress.  We will be inviting local government officials and business leaders, so if there are individuals you think we should add to our list, please send me an email with their information!

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: w4D!WP9J

Please check our calendar at for information on upcoming training opportunities!

Other Highlights:

  • Eden Avery led our Equity and Inclusion Moment, sharing information on the impact of housing insecurity on health.  Liz Carbone from Good Shepherd Center and Derek McLeod, the new Director of the New Hanover Disaster Coalition, shared information on what is currently being done to support the displaced families.  City Councilman Barnett provided an update on his recent visit to Washington, DC to speak with federal officials regarding the WHA crisis.
  • April is Prevent Child Abuse Month.  The toolkit is available HERE.
  • We shined a spotlight on resilience through the Arts:
    • Georgia Mastroieni shared highlights from Resiliency Day at Cam.
    • Christina Brier and Linda Estrep from the Brooklyn Arts Music Academy, told us about their program, “Music is Life!”  Click HERE to access the presentation we couldn’t see.  Their website is
    • Dr. Jana Robertson shared information about the JUST US:  Community Quilts Curriculum and program coming up next month.  Click HERE to access the website!  Be sure to look at the Empathy and Art Activities to see all of the great things to come.  Her email address is if you would like more information.
  • Next Meeting will Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

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