Philadelphia Inquirer: 'What Happened' vs. 'What's Wrong'
March 23, 2018
March 15, 2018
Dr. Mariana Chilton’s Philadelphia Inquirer article highlights the importance of pursuing trauma-informed practices in our community and government organizations. Written in response to Oprah Winfrey’s 60 Minutes interview with trauma researcher Bruce Perry, MD, this Op-Ed is a call to action for intentional trauma-informed practices in Philadelphia.
Programs like the Building Wealth and Health Network are already incorporating trauma-informed practices into their programs. It remains essential to further integrate trauma-informed practices into manifold facets our city’s systems: healthcare, education, housing, childcare, social services, and policy.
“No matter how bold we are in our programming, the health and social service sectors are not far enough upstream to address the root causes of trauma: systemic neglect and ethnic, racial and gender discrimination…It’s time for our leaders to catch on and develop more widespread and meaningful policies to heal our city.”