Community Engagement & Education

Our piece of the puzzle

Many organizations in Central Florida are doing amazing work around ACEs, trauma-healing and resilience. At the Peace and Justice Institute, our contribution is education and community engagement.

Community Engagement & Education

Community Common Read:

Building Resilience in Children and Teens

PJI would like to invite you to participate in a common read Facebook Group focusing on books addressing ACEs, trauma healing, and resilience.  In 2019, we read The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. This year, we are reading 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker, Kenneth Ginsburg's book Building Resilience in Children and Teens.  

To join the PJI Common Read Facebook Group, go to:

Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Film Screenings, Workshops, Community Events:

Throughout the year, we will offer screenings of the film Resilience as well as offer workshops and community events to create a more trauma-informed Central Florida. 

Upcoming Events:

Community Resilience Series: Part 3  (Presented by Dr. Ken Ginsburg)

  • Building on the Strengths of ALL Young People
  • The final workshop in our community resilience series with Dr. Ginsburg is tailored for educators
  • December 8, 2020
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST
  • Zoom
  • Register Here

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The Khatoon Foundation

The Khatoon Foundation has played a vital role in sustaining this important community resilience work happening in Central Florida.