I've added the Neighborhood Consortium for Youth Justice meeting to the Location19 calendar. This group is made up of individuals and agency representatives focused on youth who are disconnected from our community. Typical youth of concern are those on probation, struggling in school (poor attendance, drop outs), some are in detention centers and soon to be released, etc. The meeting will be held on Friday November 19 at 10 AM at Danforth Community Center, 200 West Av.
Developing the alliance of those working directly with youth
Developing the tighter neighborhood networks to respond to traumatized youth in crisis
Updates on the Reinvestment in Youth grant/program
Youth Center at the Liberty Pole? Neighborhoods?
Trauma Informed Intervention Training
Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? 472-2323
I have attended these meetings and have received an introduction to "Trauma Informed Intervention, " based on a very progressive "attitude" in relating to youth who have challenging backgrounds. The meetings provide a very solution-oriented forum for networking and do-able steps in creating welcoming and supportive environments for all youth.
The convener of these meetings is Tim Weider a Professor at MCC (Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology): firstname.lastname@example.org