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2022 IMPACT REPORT

Active Collective Trauma Summit

Active Collective Trauma (ACT) The partnering agencies of the Denver Office of Social Equity & Innovation, the Public Health Institute at Denver Health, and the Denver Office of Behavioral Health Strategies hosted a series of events that addressed the topic of Active Collective Trauma, defined as:

Multigenerational trauma experienced by a specific cultural, racial, or ethnic group. It is related to events that oppressed (and continue to oppress) a particular group of people because of their status as oppressed, such as Genocide, Homicide, Enslavement, the Holocaust, Forced Migration, and the Violent Colonization of Native Americans. For many groups this trauma actively continues today in the form of enduring, endemic, and systemic racism, which is typified by practices like redlining, gentrification of historically minority communities, hate crimes, denial of oppression, victim blaming by the dominant group, and police brutality. These types of practices are driven by the legacy, and continued influence, of white supremacy, leading to a situation where all parties live inside a system that creates collective trauma for all.

ACT Committee Goals and Evolution
The ACT committee set out to achieve an innovative and groundbreaking approach to bringing the collective knowledge of the community together to address a concept that evolved into the recognizable title of ‘Active Collective Trauma’. From our earliest conversations about what this community engagement effort would look like the primary goals were to:

1. Learn about the trauma that has been endured

2. Explore current practices that have been influenced by the experience (e.g., parenting, coping strategies, communal collaboration, religion, music, etc.)

3. Work together collaboratively towards healing

4. Address the separate (but related) issue of Continuous Traumatic Stress

5. Providing pathways to encourage and support more culturally relevant healing therapies within communities of color

ACT Summit Sponsors 2022

Thank you for trusting community-driven approaches to addressing and healing Active Collective Trauma. This event would not have been possible without your financial contributions.

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