This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold eight free, educational events as a part of our annual Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2016 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields. You can see a full list of talks in the series here or read on for more information about the "Supporting Communities Impacted by Violence, Trauma, and Grief" Social Issue Talk.
Supporting Communities Impacted by Violence, Trauma, and GriefSponsoring Partner: Boston Open Impact
- Guest Speaker: Valerie Batts, PhD, Founding Director and VP for Consulting at VISIONS, Inc.
- Featured Innovator: Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Dr. Valerie Batts leads the consultation and training components of VISIONS and is the originator of VISIONS’ training model and experiential workshops. She has written and presented extensively on the use of a multicultural/inclusion lens on individual and organizational change, both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Batts is the author of, Modern Racism: New Melody for the Same Old Tunes and Is Reconciliation Possible, as well as other articles. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University and is a licensed clinical psychologist.
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute serves as a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief and loss.