Lead the Fight, Giving Children with Trauma a Voice, will take place Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. The event will feature a virtual, international book reading of “Rohan Bullkin and the Shadows: A Story about ACEs and Hope” and conversation with author Juleus Ghunta, as well as the keynote address given by Benjamin Perks, head of Campaigns and Advocacy at UNICEF.
Center for Child Counseling (CFCC) in conjunction with Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2017 developed ‘Lead the Fight’ in 2016 to bring awareness to system leaders around fighting childhood adversity with advocacy and action. In 2021, the event was transformed into a virtual action series in response to the pandemic and the urgent need to move forward policies and practices that support children’s mental health and resilience. These important conversations and gatherings will continue to take place in 2022.
For the 2022 launch, Ghunta and Perks will reflect upon personal adverse childhood experiences , explore the importance of giving children with trauma a voice, and provide ways that community leaders can help build resilient children and communities.
This free and virtual event is designed for system, business, philanthropic, civic, and school leaders to actively address the effects of childhood trauma and adversity on families and communities through education, discourse, action, and advocacy.
Click to register to attend this virtual event. Register early as capacity is limited.
Find out more information or become a partner in the fight against ACEs: centerforchildcounseling.org/leadthefight