TRAUMA RESPONSE NETWORK
Shootings in a park. Gun violence. Fear of retaliation. House fires. When these events happen, they not only impact the people directly involved, but the entire community. Following a traumatic event, those involved often feel helpless, fearful, angry and confused. They can find themselves in a situation for which they are totally unprepared. The CHRIS 180 Trauma Response Network (TRN) is an opportunity for resident and stakeholder volunteers to support individuals and the community after a tragic event has occurred.
Healing Circles are safe spaces that bring people together to strengthen neighborhoods and share concerns to bring healing. They occur at least twice a month and provide an opportunity for attendees to build relationships through sharing and listening, provide long term support, and work on solutions. Healing Circles take place in safe places throughout NPU-V including: Metropolitan Library, Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, Year Up, and Dunbar Elementary School.
In partnership with the Atlanta Victims Assistance, we facilitate monthly Healing Circles at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. For additional information contact Chevon Hill.
For more information contact Alfred Garner, MSW, NPU-V Community Manager at CHRIS 180.