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Healing Childhood Trauma Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday December 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

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Traumatic experiences in childhood are far more common than we know. Without intervention and treatment, the toll of this trauma can have devastating effects on both mental and physical health, sometimes even leading to shorter, sicker lives.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 4/3 pm, KET presents a screening and panel discussion focused on the research surrounding trauma and toxic stress and how clinicians, advocates and community leaders are striving to create a culture of prevention and resilience.

Host Renee Shaw will share video segments on the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and the neurobiology of stress, and a diverse panel will weigh in with their insights and solutions, including how to address racial trauma and the impact of COVID-19.


    • Julia Richerson, M.D. | Pediatrician | Family Health Centers, Louisville
    • Steven D. Kniffley Jr., Psy.D. | Associate Director, Center for Behavioral Health | Spalding University
    • Ruchita Agrawal M.D. | Associate Chief Medical Officer | Seven Counties Services
    • Marcie Timmerman, M.H.A | Executive Director | Mental Health America of Kentucky
    • Joe L. Bargione, Ph.D. | Licensed Psychologist | Bounce Coalition
    • Michael Ford | Superintendent | Russell County School District
    • T Benicio Gonzales, MSW, PMP | Director, Center for Health Equity | Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health and Wellness

The screening is free, but registration is required. To register, please fill out the form below.

Special thanks to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for making this event possible.



Tuesday December 8, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm