Upcoming Book Read and Discussions Focus on Neuroscience and Adversity
All community members who are interested in the ways emotional trauma can impact brain development, and how all of us can help create a resilient, healing community, are welcome to join a community book read of “What Happened to You?” by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.
The book is a conversational format with Oprah discussing her own experience of childhood abuse and Dr. Perry drawing from his long career as a clinician and expert in the neuroscience of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The planned Richland County discussion sessions are an opportunity for area residents to reflect on the importance of psychological development, and how all of us can shift our understanding to be more inclusive and promote positive growth after adversity. Interested community members can choose to attend either in-person or zoom (online) discussions to accommodate different needs.
In-person discussions will take place from 6pm-7pm on January 19, 26, and February 2nd at the Richland Center Community Center.
Zoom discussions are planned for Fridays: January 21, 28, and February 4th from 11am-12pm. There is no cost to participate. Thanks to a donation from Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council, books and audiobooks are now available for checkout at the Brewer Public Library.