Healing Centered Youth Programming

Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm CST
North Market, 4414 Humboldt Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

If you support programs and services for children and youth, no doubt you are aware of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Appreciating the effects of this trauma on youth development and our communities is critical. But, kids are more than what happened to them; they are not just their trauma. Think of what young people and our communities could become if we went beyond acknowledging the trauma and challenged ourselves to embrace a healing centered approach to care and youth development

This is a powerful reframing of youth and human development. Join us in the funders convening to foster learning about this healing centered approach and how we can incorporate it into our grantmaking.

Lora Matz with PrairieCare will ground our session with a primer on trauma and brain development.  We will also learn from two youth-serving organizations embracing a healing centered approach in their work. One is American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) which operates Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizimin, a 29-unit permanent supportive housing development and Urban Indian Community Center in Duluth. The other is Irreducible Grace Foundation  which works with youth, especially youth of color and youth who are aging out of foster care or state guardianship, to become highly successful adults and is based in Saint Paul.

Who should attend this MCF event? Grantmakers interested in youth development, strengthening stressed communities, and civic engagement.

Video conference participation is available for this event. Information about connecting through video conference will be included in your meeting reminder emails, and is now posted below:

Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. We recommend that you use a headset for your audio connection to avoid meeting disruptions.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/720638957 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 720-638-957

MCF supports this event which is being convened by the following MCF members: The Minneapolis Foundation, Northland Foundation, Sheltering Arms Foundation and Tiwahe Foundation.

For information, contact Bob Tracy, MCF's director of public policy and communication (612.335.3558).

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