Jefferson County is Sick, but a Possible Cure is on the Way

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:05 AM

By Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County release

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Community

Jefferson County scores very low on a number of health indicators, such as heart-related deaths, tobacco use, and obesity. The county is also dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues and domestic abuse. The Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) of Jefferson County was created to help our county address health issues. To help move the county forward in discussing these issues, HCI and the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County is inviting the community to attend a presentation of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. 

 

Resilience Trailer - KPJR Films from KPJR FILMS LLC on Vimeo.

The movie explains the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the toll that trauma has on the lives of our children and ourselves. A brief discussion will follow the film. Two presentations remain: one in Madison on October 15th from 8:30 am-10:00 am at Ivy Tech Community College, 590 Ivy Tech Drive, in the Business Conference Center and one in Hanover on October 21st from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm at the Hanover United Methodist Church, 220 E. LaGrange Rd.

The presentations are free and open to the public. For further information or to register contact Keith Howard, Healthy Communities Initiative Coordinator at howardk@kdhmadison.org.

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