Creating a Trauma & Grief-Informed Community in Uvalde - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Creating a Trauma & Grief-Informed Community in Uvalde

2022 Engage & Excel

Session Details

  • Date: October 13, 2022
  • Moderator: Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP
  • Speaker: Tod Citron
  • Speaker: Mary Beth Fisk
  • Speaker: Niki Henderson, MEd, LPC
  • Speaker: Zena Hooper, PSYD

The Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, TX was a horrible tragedy, leaving the community to grapple with catastrophic trauma and grief. This session explores a close collaboration among the Uvalde Independent School District, Hill Country MHDD Centers, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the Meadows Institute’s Trauma and Grief Center working together to create a path to resiliency among impacted children and families in Uvalde. Session attendees will gain a better understanding of how a genuine commitment to partners living in the community can undergird the collaboration required to support the needs of a grieving community after such a traumatic event.