What's the point of viewing violence, adversity and trauma as major issues in public health for the 21st Century? What is it that we hope to achieve?
The answer is simple - a healthier, more vibrant and innovative, equitable and just society where all children have an opportunity to fulfill their positive potential, regardless of who they are, who their parents are, or where they live.
What is standing in our way are ideas and attitudes whose time has past. We need new ideas, new solutions that will only arise from the concerted efforts of people in every community who can work together to share the joys and challenges of doing hard work over time in service of the common good.
This movement for social change, for social EVOLUTION, is happening now and is happening fast. Here are some examples.
INTERVIEWS WITH 29 OF PHILADELPHIA’S INTELLECTUAL LEADERS, PUBLIC SECTOR CHAMPIONS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS DISCUSSING THE JOURNEY TO BECOMING A TRAUMA-INFORMED CITY.