Healing Hearts, Promoting Health
An initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in partnership with The National Center on Family Homelessness, OrganWise Guys, Inc., and Dr. Danielle Hollar.
Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Healing Hearts, Promoting Health (HHPH) is an intensive pilot project that addresses the trauma and related nutrition, health, and wellness issues of recently displaced families and children, with particular focus on Haitian earthquake evacuees in Southern Florida. The main goal of HHPH is to improve the health and well-being of displaced families and children by equipping second responders with concrete tools and strategies. We aim to build the capacity of local community organizations to implement trauma-informed programs and practices focused on culturally appropriate family health and well-being strategies.
Our comprehensive training package includes:
Understanding Traumatic Stress and Its Impact on Health and Well-Being, with a particular focus on the impact of disaster and displacement for Haitian earthquake evacuees.
Providing Culturally Competent Trauma Services, with a focus on the intersection between pre- and post-migration trauma for displaced families.
Building Organizational Capacity for Providing Trauma-Informed Care
Implementing OrganWise Guys, Inc.
Through an innovative partnership with SantLa, The Haitian Neighborhood Center, The National Center will provide intensive training to a broad array of nonprofit providers working with displaced and traumatized populations including Haitian evacuees. The goal is to engage providers in a learning experience that will allow them to adapt knowledge of trauma informed care in a way that is relevant to their local culture and communities and builds local capacity.
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Rose Clervil, Project Contact
Carmela DeCandia, Project Director