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Thursday Thinkers: Insights into Rochester! Join us for discussions on community agencies, programs and other resources that can help you and your family reach your full potential and succeed in all aspects of life.

June sessions are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center, 485 N. Clinton Ave.

The June theme:  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. 

Moderator: Alia Henton-Williams, Manager of Crisis Services and Person in Crisis Team

June 6, 2024 
Trauma of the Criminal Justice System
Learn how to recognize the effects of trauma associated with incarceration and other components of the criminal justice system and how to incorporate treatment into re-entry and restoration.
Presenting Partner: Judicial Process Commission
June 13, 2024
Helping Veterans Heal from Trauma
Learn how veterans’ organizations are leading the fight against trauma with essential resources and research. Gain insight into support systems for veterans and the latest advancements toward healing.
Presenting Partner: Veterans Outreach Center


June 20, 2024
Generational Trauma
Learn about the intergenerational impacts of structural racism and cumulative trauma, how they affect our health and the health of our community, and what we can do about it.
Presenting Partner: Common Ground Health

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Thursday Thinkers is an adult and family enrichment series hosted by the Department of Recreation and Human Services. 

Discussions with experts on a wide range of topics will be held on at least two Thursdays each month at a City R-Center.