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494 South Parkway East, Memphis, TN 38106

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In observance of Children's Mental Health Acceptance Week, UTHC's Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being is hosting Trauma Summit 2023.  


Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you" to “What happened to you?” A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that behavioral health and other child serving systems, and intervention teams need to have a complete picture of a child's life situation — past and present — in order to provide effective services and supports with a healing orientation. Adopting trauma-informed practices can potentially improve youth and family engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as provider and staff wellness.

Attendees will leave this Trauma Summit knowing how to :


  • Build awareness of the importance of trauma-informed care
  • Generate buy-in for a trauma-informed approach to working with youth and families
  • Create a safe physical, social, and emotional environment for the youth and families within our communities
  • Promote practice and policy changes to transform the system to be more trauma-informed

The program will include:

May 9th, 2023, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

A panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Altha Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement, Director, Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being, on the topic, Trauma Informed Mental Health Approach to Addressing Youth Violence in Our Community and a keynote speech by Rwenshaun Miller, LPC, Mental Health change agent, author, and social entrepreneur.

(Breakfast and lunch are included)


May 9th, 2023, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

A round table discussion and dinner exclusively for male youth ages 10 and up with Rwenshaun Miller. As a licensed professional counselor, Rwenshaun serves individuals spanning all ages with the goal of helping each person understand and take accountability for their mental wellness. Rwenshaun creates safe spaces for open and honest dialogue about mental illness. He uses his personal experience living with a mental challenge to educate others and break the stigma associated with mental health and wellness.

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