Camden is starting a community effort, @CamdenHealing10, to bring together people across sectors (education, juvenile justice, etc) and also support community driven paths to address the decades long, intergenerational trauma experienced by the people of Camden and build a "community of communities". Camden is a small city of about 77,000 people, which allows close interaction and the opportunity to build relationships across sectors and across people within the community.
We began a multi-layered discussion in this group starting in March about Philadelphia "Children and Toxic Stress - the discussion continues" with many in this group contributing to a look at systems and sectors, and more than 300 reading the thread.
Philadelphia has 20 times the population of Camden or about 1.5 million, but much similar history, and is also a "city of neighborhoods". What does it take to ignite community-based healing? What are some of the examples of actions happening now that are bringing neighborhoods together and creating a trauma-informed environment?