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Fall Symposium – Community Trauma

Metro Council presents:
Fall Symposium
Tuesday, October 18
9am to noon
Lodge at Ironwoods
14701 Mission Road
Leawood, Kansas 66224

Fall Symposium

Event Overview: Community trauma including discussion on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), poverty, political/racial divisiveness, mass shootings, pandemic, violence and more. The goal of the symposium is to focus on how trauma can be shared broadly, and the accumulation of the resulting individual traumas can have an impact on broader community mental health.

The agenda for the Fall Symposium is:

8:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:15am – Welcome
9:15-10:45 – Keynote: Marsha Morgan, MPA
10:45-11:00 – Break
11:00-11:45 – panel (to include)
Marsha Morgan, MPA, Dr. Marvia Jones, Erik Erazo, Darren Ivey
11:45-12:00 – closing


Featured Speakers & Panelist

Marsha Morgan, MPA KeynoteMarsha Morgan
Marsha Morgan, MPA, spends time working with organizations and communities to be healthy and resilient. Sher offers consultation and coaching with leaders, provides trainings, and facilitates learning collaboratives on trauma informed leadership practices, the intersection of trauma, equity, diversity and inclusion, trauma, and resilience. Resilience Builders also offers a Trauma Informed Culture Assessment which helps organizations chart their unique course for becoming leaders in the trauma informed movement. Marsha’s passion for this work is a result of more than 40 years serving people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Dr. Marvia Jones Marvia Jones
Dr. Marvia Jones has worked in the areas of community health and development, behavioral health, and violence prevention for over 10 years. She earned a Master of Public Health and PhD in Community Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas. She has a passion for supporting the development of strong, healthy families and neighborhoods.
Dr. Jones is the Director of the Kansas City MO Health Department, where she is tasked with overseeing the City’s efforts to improve the quality of life for KC residents.
Dr. Jones was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. However, she considers Kansas City, MO to be her beloved adopted home, where she resides with her husband (who is a KC native) and her two young sons.
Erik ErazoErik Erazo
Erik Erazo, Coordinator of Diversity and Engagement for the Olathe school district and Director of Kansas Migrant Education Program in Olathe. Erik is a demonstrated leader in the areas of education, family services and gang prevention. Erik delivers trainings for gang prevention and successful educational models for hard to reach and at-risk students. Active member of the Johnson County Criminal Advisory Council, Disproportionate Minority Contact committee for the Johnson County Department of Justice and the Citizens Police Advisory Council. Throughout his career, Erazo has created various programs for students. His two flagship programs are the ‘Olathe Leadership Lowrider Bike Club’ and ‘The Spot’ which target at-risk youth by providing mentorship and encourages students to maintain personal identities while removing negative activities. Currently, these programs boast a 100% graduation rate.

Erazo serves on multiple community boards and received the 2013 Olathe Human Relations Educator Award, the 2017 Olathe Public Schools Emporia State University Master Teacher Award, the 2019 City of Olathe Cathedral Builder Award and the 2021 NCAAP Hero for Diversity Award.

Darren IveyDarren Ivey
Darren Ivey; Darren served as the Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Commander from 2012 – 2018 where he led a multi-disciplinary team that developed a training program called “Building Resilience: Surviving Secondary Trauma.” This training helps address the occupational risks of secondary trauma and acute stress and since March 2015, he has presented this course to thousands of law enforcement members, mental health professionals and other first responders and caregivers throughout out the world. He is considered a national Subject Matter Expert regarding Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT); Self-Care for First Responders, and Trauma/Stress Management for First Responders.

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