Training Workshop Registration
STLCANN Training Workshop Registration
Bridging the Gap – The Intersection between Community Violence and Community Healing
Friday, March 15th | 9 AM – Noon | Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, 1000 N. Vandeventer Ave. St. Louis, MO 63113
Bridging the Gap – The Intersection between Community Violence and Community Healing – is a workshop intended to promote a better understanding of the intersections between community violence and collective communal healing. This workshop asks participants to apply their work with youth mental health in exploring the risk factors for community violence, current community violence trends and the long-term impact on health outcomes for both individuals and communities. At the conclusion of the presentation, participants are encouraged to develop thoughtful questions, engage in discussion, and provide constructive feedback and analysis.
- Participants will enhance knowledge of regional community violence trends, with a focus on gun violence.
- Participants will explore the mental health impact of community violence across sectors, including children, youth and schools, and increased vulnerability for vicarious trauma as community members.
- Participants will deepen knowledge of local and national community engagement efforts to reduce the impact of community violence and the importance of community-based partnerships.
Melik Coffey MSW, LCSW is a licensed mental health clinician with over a decade of experience in clinical services. His areas of clinical focus include Child and Adolescent mental health, Youth Violence Prevention, Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, and Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Needs. Melik currently serves as the Program Manager for the Life Outside of Violence program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
Keyria Jeffries, MSW, LCSW works as a Clinical Case Manager for the Life Outside of Violence program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Keyria has worked with youth and families in various settings, including residential treatment and schools for over 10 years. Keyria has a newfound passion of working with youth impacted by community violence and has enjoyed exploring the intersectionality of violence, mental health, and community.
View Other Focus Areas
Vision for Children at Risk informs the community with data and information on child well-being in the St. Louis area, builds and drives collaboration and strategic action for children, and advocates for policies and investment in children that support child well-being.