Chicago conference: Resiliency and healing in the aftermath of violence in marginalized communities
March 2, 2017
March 17 event will explore methods that help promote individual and community empowerment
WHAT: “Resiliency and Healing in the Aftermath of Violence in Marginalized Communities” Cultural Impact Conference. Presented by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a leading nonprofit graduate university devoted exclusively to the study of psychology and related behavioral health services, the conference will focus on violence in marginalized communities as a by-product of structural racism and will explore how various allies (e.g. mental health providers, community advocates, business and legislative leaders, educators and students) can work together to help promote individual and community empowerment through their efforts towards social justice.
WHO: Keynote Speaker Loyola University psychology professor and author of several books on solutions to violence, James Garbarino, Ph.D., will discuss how the prevalence of violence and child maltreatment in marginalized communities contributes to the developmental impact of unresolved trauma. There will also be more than 50 presenters, including:
- Robert Zagar, Juvenile Division Court of Cook County: “Finding understanding and diverting violence-prone persons”
- Claude Barbre, Natasa Bronovic, M.A., and Sarah Pekoc, M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: “Police torture in Chicago: A history of trauma, justice and re-humanization”
- Rochele Royster, M.S., M.A.A.T., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: “Breathing through fiber: Healing communities through the arts”
- Obari Cartman, H.E.L.P., LLC: “Using hip-hop to address manhood, mental health, and culture with Black youth”
- “Marginalized communities and violence” Panel: Cherry Tolbert, M.A.C.F.T. and Jerica Hayes, M.A.C.F.T. , Adler ; Frederick Cooley, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
WHEN: March 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
To confirm media attendance: [email protected]. Please respond by March 15.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health services. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The university serves nearly 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. Our San Diego Campus will open in fall 2017.The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. are accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
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