Adiuvans, The Greater Charlottesville Trauma-Informed Network, ReadyKids, The Women’s Initiative, Piedmont CASA, the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition, and the Early Education Task force brought Dr. Sampson-Jackson and Theresa Caldwell to Charlottesville present on trauma.
“Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) are one of the greatest public health issues of our day. But once we know about them, we can choose to act rather than react, because hope is not a feeling, it’s a belief in a future self.” – Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson
Teresa Caldwell uses Dr. Daniel Siegel’s “hand model of the brain” to explain how trauma effects the limbic area of the brain.
“When you learn about trauma, you can stop asking, ‘What’s wrong with that person?’ and start asking, ‘what happened to that person?'” – Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson
“The difference between sympathy and empathy is that empathy is withness. I am with you in your pain. It’s feeling with people. Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better is connection.” – Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson
The ReadyKids Play Partners and STAR Kids team.
CBS19 interviewing Dr. Sampson-Jackson on how inter-generational trauma has effected Charlottesville.
ReadyKids Executive Director Jacki Bryant helps to hand out CEUs and CLEs to local lawyers and mental health professionals who attended the talk.
InsideOut program manager Shannon Noe, who helped to organize the event, with Dr. Sampson-Jackson.