Hard Conversations

Trauma Workshop participants, July, 2016

Trauma Workshop participants, July, 2016

At CCR we are having the hard conversations. Last Friday neighborhood association leaders; staff members from Journey House, KC Crime Commission, MARC Mid America Head Start, and Park University; mediators and a KCPD Sergeant spent seven hours together. Drawing from the STAR program at Eastern Mennonite University, CCR’s first ‘Building Trauma Awareness and Resilience’ workshop was intense, fulfilling and energizing. Discussions about dignity, cycles of violence and the relationship between truth, justice, mercy and peace were especially poignant because of ongoing violent events in our country. At CCR difficult conversation is encouraged. In a diverse society, conflict is inevitable, violence is not. Watch for the next trauma workshop and plan to join the conversation!

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