What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger – only if you make it make you stronger
Issac Bailey will present lessons from his quarter of a century of reporting and writing on race, difference, education and the criminal justice system in South Carolina. He will show how his own struggles with a PTSD diagnosis that came 25 years after his oldest brother murdered a man can help participants spot unexpected manifestations of trauma in the lives of struggling young people. His critically-acclaimed book, “My Brother Moochie,” will set the foundation, but the sound that comes from every word he speaks will drive the point home like little else you’ve ever experienced – because how he speaks is one of the manifestations of trauma that has remained with him since early childhood and will make it easier for participants to understand why they must redouble their efforts to not give up on at-risk youth and their families.
- Participants will better understand the complexity of burgeoning research, particularly how toxic stress situations affect young people.
- Participants will leave feeling more confident talking about race in uncomfortable settings.
- Participants will have a greater understanding of the true link between the work of non-profits and improving the crime and graduation rates.
- Make participants aware of the research on the unexpected manifestations of trauma
- Provide exercises participants can use to make others aware
- Provide tips for dealing with at-risk youth in South Carolina
- Presenter will be available for followup sessions for individuals, groups and organizations