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Implementing Mental Health, Psychoeducation, and Awareness for Community Trauma

IMPACT is a grant-funded community training program that benefits youth and their families by fostering a safe and non-anxious space for exploring and managing the presence of personal and community trauma impacting their lives.

IMPACT is based on the foundation of education and empowerment to help people overcome the impact of community trauma

Next Workshop:

December 10, 2022

11AM - 4 PM

Large Conference Room at

Lexington Public Library

Northside Branch

1733 Russell Cave Rd.
Lexington, KY 40505

Workshop Registration


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now as space is limited.

The Impact of Violence on Youth

These statistics highlight the importance of prevention and early intervention regarding psychoeducation for families about mental health and trauma from a communal standpoint:

  • Youth in the United States experience staggeringly high rates of gun deaths and injuries (CDC, 2019).

  • Youth are also significantly harmed, both emotionally and mentally when a friend or family member is killed with a gun, when someone they know is shot, and when they witness and hear gunshots (CDC, 2019).

  • Black and Latinx children and teens are impacted by gun violence at higher rates than their white peers (CDC, 2019).

  • Exposure to gun violence has an impact on children’s and teens’ psychological and mental well-being and affects their school performance, among other factors.

  • Although Black students represent 15% of the total K-12 school population in America, they make up 25% of K-12 victims of gunfire.


IMPACT Training Program

  • The overarching goal of the I.M.P.A.C.T community training program is to educate youth and their families about the impact of personal and community trauma and to empower them by training them in skills to overcome these traumatizing experiences.

  • IMPACT brings together families and children (grade level 3rd to 8th), specifically minority families,  to discuss, explore, and illuminate psychoeducational information regarding mental health, personal trauma, and community-based trauma.

  • Components of Program:

    • Student Threat Assessments​

    • Safe & Equitable School Assessments

    • Youth-Centered Prevention Services


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Contact us to inquire about how you can partner with us in this community initiative to educate and empower families to overcome community violence and trauma.


IMPACT flyer

Flyer is available for download and distribution. 


Workshop Registration

To secure your attendance at the next IMPACT training workshop, please complete the below form. If more than one guardian from a household is attending, please complete the form for each workshop attendee.

Have you, or any of the minors under your care for, been exposed to any form of community violence? If yes, was this exposure within the last 12 months?
Are you currently a guardian of anyone age 18 or under?
Are any of the minors in your care presently or have they previously been involved with any form of juvenile court? If yes, please select which court programs they have been involved in.
Are you or any minor in your care currently involved in therapeutic services?
Would you be interested in learning more about services after the workshop?

Thanks for submitting!

Registration Form
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