As we continue our three-part series, we are exploring how healing-centered practices can be used as a complementary approach to trauma-informed practices. This second installment of the series will examine what it takes to resist trauma and heal at both the community and institutional level. We will explore strategies for advancing healing that challenge the status-quo and authentically engage the community.
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In this three-part series, we will explore how healing-centered practices can be used as a complementary approach to trauma-informed practices. Often the story of New Orleans stops with our history of trauma. As we work to shift the narrative to healing, consider this series from the lens of New Orleans and how the information provided could be applied to our vibrant, authentic, and interconnected city.
Welcome to the New Orleans ACE’s Connection community. This space is for community members who want to make New Orleans a more compassionate, equitable, and healing-centered city.
A healing centered approach to addressing trauma requires a different question that moves beyond “what happened to you” to “what’s right with you” and views those exposed to trauma as agents in the creation of their own well-being rather than victims of traumatic events.
The New Orleans Pair of ACEs tree is planted in soil that is steeped in systemic inequities and dysfunction, robbing it of nutrients necessary to support a thriving community.