Social and political unrest in the United States, wars around the globe and a worldwide pandemic have amplified an already growing concern around youth mental health. The U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, issued an advisory on youth mental health, calling it an “urgent public health crisis” that will require an all-hands-on deck effort to address.
The Children’s Center is stepping up to the mantle to lend a helping hand with the 8th Annual Faces of Trauma Event on May 25, 2022, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Faces of Trauma is an event that explores the impact of trauma, and how individuals, families, and communities cope with it. Pre-register HERE to attend!
This year’s theme is The Art of Healing. Artist and performers including The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit and AleshaNicole will perform and demonstrate how art can be used as a tool and resource to facilitate healing from traumatic life experiences and place participants on the “road to resilience.” There will be a keynote speaker sharing their story of resilience, activities, Youth Art from The Children’s Center on display, and light refreshments served.
This annual event is free of charge and open to the public, The Children’s Center clients, families, and staff. Faces of Trauma helps participants understand how trauma affects each person in different ways, and often when one member of a family experiences it; the whole family is affected. Faces of Trauma is an event that explores the impact of trauma, and how individuals, families, and communities cope with it.
Preregistration is required and this event is appropriate for adults and children 14+. All participants must provide proof of complete vaccination or a negative Covid test result taken at a maximum 72 hours prior to the event. Pre-register HERE to attend!