The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is hosting a presentation of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem and staff.
Join them on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for Trauma-Informed Florida.
Guest speaker Ms. Tonier "Neen" Cain's experience illustrates the consequences that untreated trauma has on individuals and society at large, including mental health problems, addition, homelessness and incarceration.
After surviving childhood abuse and neglect, Cain lived on the streets for twenty years enduring violence, hunger and despair while racking up eighty-three arrests and sixty-six criminal convictions related to addition and criminal behavior. Incarcerated and pregnant in 2004, she finally received treatment for her lifetime of trauma, offering her a way out and up.
Today, Cain dedicates her life to being a voice for those still lost and still silent. Traveling the country to give speeches and work with women in prisons and hospitals, she continues to transform her own life while helping others to embrace her motto "where there's breath, there's hope." She is the subject of the 2010 film Healing Neen and in September 2014 published a book called Healing Neen.
The presentation is free but seating is limited. You can download the event flyer and RSVP with the event contact below.
Ms. Cain's presentation includes mature content related to physical and sexual abuse. It is not suitable for young children.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Betty Easley Conference Center
4075 Esplanade Way, Room 152, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
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