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Healing the Generations - Historic, Two-Day Event Virtual Event On Trauma, Race, and The Body


Presented by Clifford Beers Community Care Center, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and KPJR Films, Healing the Generations is a two-day conference which brings together trauma-informed authors, leaders, and changemakers whose work focuses on resilience, trauma, and anti-racism.


Collectively, we recognize the health implications that grief, loss, political unrest, and racial trauma have on the human body. We are convinced that in our families, communities, and ancestors, we can find hope and connection which are powerful antibodies to stress and trauma. This intimate virtual gathering will explore the intergenerational impact of structural racism and promote ways that together, we can collectively envision healing.

This two-day virtual gathering will provide an opportunity to critically examine our mental health system, explore ways to reduce the stigma of receiving services, and how creativity and connection play a role in recovery. Healing the Generations offers caregivers, family members and professionals from mental health organizations, state and local community agencies, faith-based community, schools, universities and colleges the opportunity to hear from the nation’s leading change-makers, network, and share knowledge and resources.


Saturday, October 21st
4+ Hours of Virtual Content Available
Featuring 8 National Speakers
*Movie Night featuring free streaming access to the award-winning films RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope + PLAYING FOR KEEPS: The Upside of Downtime (Presented courtesy of KPJR Films)

Sunday, October 22nd
4+ Hours of Virtual Content Available
Featuring 10 National Speakers
*LIVE Zoom Networking Session for speakers & registrants starting at 6pm ET/3pm PT. Join us for this special post-conference meet and greet, share your thoughts on the virtual conference and ask the speakers questions!

Accessible to all registered participants via Vimeo
All registrants will receive a unique viewing link and passcode the day before the conference
All content will be accessible for 6 months
Continuing Education Credits (CECs) pending

Keynote and Q&A Topics

  • “The Lighthouse Effect: How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World”
  • “Women at the Well: On Grief and Trauma and The Body and the Role of Faith”
  • “Black Folk and Mental Health: Generational Trauma, Traditions and Truth”
  • “Journey to Becoming A Trauma-Informed, Anti-Racist Organization”
  • “Honoring Our Ancestors and Healing of Intergenerational Trauma”
  • “The Collective Care Model for Racial Trauma”
  • “Of My Longing & My Lack”
  • “Why must we defy the Lie?”


HHealing the Generations conference attendees will:

  • Understand the key principles of racial trauma theory and research and the ways it manifests itself in people of color
  • Have increased knowledge of alternative and creative healing methods in the treatment of racial trauma
  • Be able to identify and address maladaptive coping mechanisms that have been perpetuated from race based and intergenerational trauma
  • Explore non-evidence based practices as culturally sensitive solutions for the treatment of race based and intergenerational trauma
  • Demonstrate the beginning of a connected community of colleagues and partners for initiating and expanding race-focused initiatives


    About CBCC

We are a nationally recognized provider of trauma-informed mental health care for children, adolescents, and adults. We serve as the safety net for children and families in the greater New Haven area who cannot afford or gain access to private mental health care. Our whole-family, trauma-informed, integrated model of care is designed to reduce chronic stress and build healthy and supportive connections.

The children and families we serve are incredibly resilient, and we believe every individual deserves compassionate and individualized care that improves their health, resiliency, and quality of life.


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