Be a part of the Georgia Reads Book Club by hosting local readings and discussions on “Parent Nation”
Georgia Reads is looking for adults, neighborhood book clubs, libraries, community groups, faith-based organizations, civic clubs, or social service providers to host local discussions. Using our Georgia-specific discussion guide, hosts will facilitate conversations on the book’s main concepts including the community and societal support required to meet the needs of young children.
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Georgia’s Essentials for Childhood Initiative, in partnership with Gwinnett County Public Libraries, is leading the Georgia Reads Book Club of What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD and Oprah Winfrey.
Be a part of the Georgia Reads Book Club by hosting local readings and discussions on “What Happened to You?”
Using our Georgia-specific discussion guide, hosts will facilitate conversations on the book’s main concepts including trauma, brain development, resilience, and healing. Hosts will receive the Georgia specific discussion guide through email by registering their book club event below.
The Georgia Reads team hosted a statewide event featuring author Dr. Bruce Perry and PCA America President and CEO, Dr. Melissa Merrick, in January 2022 for a virtual author event. Participants gained insight into the impact of trauma. We hope the resources and recording from this event will inspire you to host your own book club reading and discussion of “What Happened to You?”
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Connections Matter Georgia is an in-person and virtual training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to:
• Improve resiliency,
• Prevent childhood trauma, and
• Understand how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma.
View information on upcoming Connections Matter Georgia trainings or request a training here.
The Child Welfare Training Collaborative (CWTC) offers training to community partners, creating shared understanding of issues facing children and families and also strengthening collaborations to promote better outcomes for Georgia’s children.