Tag Archives: adverse childhood experiences

Overcoming the Odds

An upcoming event will help community members learn more about the effects of abuse and neglect—and will highlight ways to overcome the repercussions. This free training will feature guest speakers Sean Smith and Xavier Richardson. Sean, a high school senior, will share how he defied the odds to earn a college scholarship. Richardson, his mentor,…
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Handle With Care

It's tragically easy for a child to slip through the cracks. Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson showed an audience how many different people and organizations could fail to help an abused child. During a workshop on trauma and resilience, Sampson-Jackson used a hypothetical boy named Henry to show how clergy, daycare providers, teachers, principals, social workers and…
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