Fall 2019, From Trauma to Trust: Police and Community Collaborative Training

Summer 2019 Trauma to Trust Training

This fall, Equal Justice USA is continuing to lead an effort to facilitate healing and build trust between the community and police with a goal of better responses to trauma in the wake of violence. A team of facilitators will be leading trainings on trauma-informed responses to violence with the Newark Police Department and Newark community members: “From Trauma to Trust: Police and Community Collaborative Training”

The training has several goals:

  • To understand the symptoms of community, historical, and vicarious trauma 
  • To understand how modern policing furthers trauma and violence 
  • To build the necessary skills to address trauma and problem-solve when it arises
  • To establish new approaches to community-driven public safety

We believe that by creating empathy and a shared understanding of present-day and historical trauma, communities can build a shared vision with law enforcement for safety that centers racial equity and violence prevention.These trainings will focus on the development and maintenance of trust between police and community members/partnerships. Trainings specifics are as follows:

    • Scheduling:
      • GROUP V: Monday, September 16, and Monday, September 23, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Broadway House (298 Broadway, Newark, NJ)
      • GROUP W: Friday, September 20, and Friday, September 27, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Broadway House (298 Broadway, Newark, NJ)
      • GROUP X: Wednesday, October 16, and Wednesday, October 23, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Broadway House (298 Broadway, Newark, NJ)
      • GROUP Y: Thursday, October 17, and Thursday, October 24, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Location to be determined)
      • GROUP Z: Wednesday, November 13, and Wednesday, November 20, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Location to be determined)
      • GROUP AA: Monday, November 18, and Monday, November 25, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Location to be determined)
  • Additional Details
      • Participants will include 15 police officers and 15-20 community members
      • Training will include opportunities to learn about trauma symptoms, ACES (the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study), historical trauma, and the cycle of violence
      • Hands-on skills-building and problem-solving activities will be customized for trainees on the front lines addressing violence and trauma
      • Attention will be given to special populations, including boys and men of color, LGBTQ+ communities, girls and women, and more.

Community leaders from all sectors are invited to participate in these trainings.

REGISTER NOW

Download the flyer here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lionel Latouche at LIONELL@ejusa.org.

From Trauma to Trust: Police and Community Collaborative Training

This spring, Equal Justice USA is continuing to lead an effort to facilitate healing and build trust between the community and police with a goal of better responses to trauma in the wake of violence. A team of facilitators will be leading trainings on trauma-informed responses to violence with the Newark Police Department and Newark community members: “From Trauma to Trust: Police and Community Collaborative Training”

The goal of this training is to understand the symptoms of community, historical, and vicarious trauma as well as build necessary skills to address trauma and problem-solve when it arises. These trainings will focus on the development and maintenance of trust between police and community members/partnerships. Trainings specifics are as follows:

  • Scheduling:
  • Participants will include 15 police officers and 15-20 community members
  • Learn about trauma symptoms, ACES (the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study), historical trauma, and the cycle of violence
  • Hands-on skills-building and problem-solving activities that will be customized for trainees on the front lines addressing violence and trauma
  • Focus on addressing special populations, including boys and men of color, LGBTQ+ communities, girls and women, and more.

Community leaders from all sectors are invited to participate in these trainings.

REGISTER NOW

Download the flyer here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lionel Latouche at LIONELL@ejusa.org.

EJUSA honored to be a #SaludHero


People continue to notice our work in Newark, bringing together communities of color and police to help break cycles of trauma. Salud America, which focuses on health in Latinx communities, featured an article about our work last November, and now has honored us as one of their #SaludHeros. They spent time with us last week learning more about our work, and we’re excited for their video to come out this fall!

Salud America works to address health and other barriers in Latinx communities by creating stories, videos, and tools that will inspire people to make changes in their lives and in policy. Their award-winning communications platforms reach hundreds of thousands of people to push for healthy changes in schools and communities. We’re proud to be one of 3 organizations chosen as #SaludHeros during their recent East Coast tour. “Can’t say enough about how moved we are talking to our #SaludHero,” they wrote on Instagram after spending a day with EJUSA Deputy Director Fatimah Loren Muhammad, learning about our curriculum and its impact.

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Dates announced for Spring 2018 Police-Community Trauma Program in Newark

Police-Community Trauma Program

This spring, Equal Justice USA is continuing to lead an effort to increase the capacity for police and the community to respond to positively trauma in the wake of violence. A team of facilitators will be leading trainings on trauma-informed responses to violence with the Newark Police Department and Newark community members: “From Trauma to Trust: Police & Community Collaborative Training”

The goal of this training is to understand the symptoms of community trauma and vicarious trauma as well as build necessary skills to address and problem-solve when trauma arises. These trainings will focus on the development and maintenance of trust between police and community members/partnerships. Continue Reading →

City of Newark spotlights EJUSA Police-Community Trauma Program

Video playing in the lobby at the Newark State of the City

As Newark community leaders and residents gathered for the mayor’s annual State of the City speech last night, a video featuring EJUSA’s Police-Community Trauma Program played on a loop in the lobby for all to see. The 7-minute video was produced by The Grio, one of the largest online news sources for African Americans, and shows our efforts to bridge the divide between police and communities in order to foster trust, healing, and action.

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