Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma

SPPC Director, Brandi J. Wardlow will discuss the development of the brain, stress and its effects on children and families, an outline of SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework in addressing substance abuse, trauma and mental health and the identification of ways to support diverse populations. Please note this session will be online. Participants must complete the form to receive the access code for the training.

2020-05-03T23:42:17-04:00May 14th, 2020||

Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma

SPPC Director, Brandi J. Wardlow will discuss the development of the brain, stress and its effects on children and families, an outline of SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework in addressing substance abuse, trauma and mental health and the identification of ways to support diverse populations. Please note this session will be online. Participants must complete the form to receive the access code for the training.

2020-05-03T23:42:17-04:00May 14th, 2020||

Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma

SPPC Director, Brandi J. Wardlow will discuss the development of the brain, stress and its effects on children and families, an outline of SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework in addressing substance abuse, trauma and mental health and the identification of ways to support diverse populations. Please note this session will be online. Participants must complete the form to receive the access code for the training.

2020-05-03T23:42:17-04:00May 14th, 2020||

A Colorful Legacy: A Mural Arts Story

Author: Laure Biron, MSS, LSW, is the Porch Light Program Director for Mural Arts Philadelphia. Also a practicing psychotherapist, she has worked for Mural Arts since 2008, beginning in the Art Education department and working additionally in Restorative Justice, Special Projects, and currently, the Porch Light Program At Mural Arts, we believe that hands-on art-making provides a strong pathway for individual and community healing.  Our Porch Light program, a joint collaboration with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, focuses on achieving universal health and wellness among Philadelphians, especially those living with mental health issues or trauma. We do this by providing opportunities to contribute to meaningful works of public art. Alongside the mural-making workshops and paint days that have taken place across our city, a series of important conversations have been crafted for audiences around Philadelphia to talk about what barriers and disparities exist for their health.  How does bias and racism impact the health of our communities, and especially, for men and boys of color?  One shining example comes to mind. Colorful Legacy by Willis "Nomo" Humphrey & Keir Johnston. Photo by Steve Weinik. In 2015 Mural Arts Philadelphia Porch Light Program completed a critical project as part of our Signature Project series in West Philadelphia. Willis "Nomo" Humphrey and Kier Johnston worked [...]

2021-01-02T19:59:38-05:00May 13th, 2019|Community|
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