July 27, 2023


June 29, 4-5:30 p.m. ET

NAMI Help Not Handcuffs webinar series welcomes Fritzi Horstman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project; Ray Lay, Peer Support Specialist and Member of NAMI Board of Directors; Nathaniel McLeroy, Manager of Youth and Community Engagement; and Vesper Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Kiva Centers.

Trauma does not excuse unexpected behavior, but is often an explanation. Join our panelists for a discussion of the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and justice system involvement, how trauma awareness can lead to healing, and how we can change the trajectory for those who struggle with unresolved trauma.

All webinar registrants can also view the “The Wisdom of Trauma” documentary by registering here. For more information about the film, please go to: thewisdomoftrauma.com/about-the-film/

Content note: This film contains conversations on trauma and addiction that may be sensitive for some viewers. Viewer discretion advised. If you need resources to get help, visit: https://thewisdomoftrauma.com/resources/.

This session will be moderated by Dawn Brown, Director of Cross-Cultural Innovation and Engagement Task Force at NAMI. A recording of the session will be posted to our website in the days following the webinar. All registrants for this webinar will automatically receive a link by email to view the recorded session once it is available. A typed transcription of the audio will also be available online within one week of the webinar.

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).