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District to Host Free Community Empowerment Series on Toxic Stress and Trauma

alive and Well communities logo The School District of University City will host a series of free, virtual workshops for the community addressing positive and proven ways to reduce the negative impact of toxic stress and trauma on the mind, body and greater community. The sessions will be presented by Alive and Well Communities, the region’s premier agency to help individuals and communities address their own well-being and the well-being of their neighbors.

Participants will learn relatable self-care strategies in response to stress and trauma, ways to better connect with others, and advocacy methods to disrupt systemic oppression that unfairly causes toxic stress and trauma in marginalized communities.

The three-week series will be conducted twice, once in March and once in April. It is recommended attendees participate in all three consecutive meetings, but not required. Attendees are welcome to join the meetings when they can.

The meetings take place via Zoom on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required for a link and a password.

To register, go to

Session 1

Session 2

  • April 14: Know Thyself - We Are More Than Our Experiences
  • April 21: Self Care Is The Best Care
  • April 28: Together We Triumph Over Trauma

For more information, please email

Archived Videos: 

Session 1A March 10: Know Thyself - We Are More Than Our Experiences
Presentation: 14-page PDF
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Session 1B March 17: Self Care Is The Best Care