New Book on Youth Trauma and Intervention Strategies:
Un-Silencing Youth Trauma: Transformative School-based
Strategies for Students Exposed to Violence & Adversity
Available at: https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Un-Silencing-Youth-Trauma
This timely book informs and inspires transformative healing and empowerment among
traumatized children and youth in pandemic/post-pandemic school and after-school settings. The reader will learn about trauma through actual experiences. Researchers and practitioners present approaches to healing that can be adapted to local situations and settings. The book consists of four parts: Youth Voices on Traumatic Experience; Trauma-focused Research; Culturally Responsive and Trauma Sensitive Practices; and Where do we go from Here? Suggestions for Next Steps. Each part contains a set of themed chapters and closes with a youth-authored poetic expression. The book is especially designed for those working in urban education. However, anyone whose work is related to traumatized children and youth will find the book informative, especially in a post-pandemic educational environment.
Small Business Award:
On March 5, 2022, Lifting Inspirations, LLC was awarded the Work 4 Change inaugural
“Small Business of the Year” award. This award honors us “For Being a Courageous
On April 8, 2022, Dr. Laurie appeared in a podcast with Work 4 Change, LLC. Work 4
Change (https://work4changellc.com/) produces weekly podcasts to showcase small
business owners. We were honored to be included in Episode 38: Small Business Owner
Laurie Garo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjvdmrIddeA&t=6s )
Newsletter – Featured Small Business:
Lifting Inspirations was featured in the Work 4 Change, LLC, August, 2022 newsletter.
The Small Business Feature appears on page 7 of the newsletter (link to newsletter).
Wealth and Wellness Expo Participation at Charlotte Convention Center
Lifting Inspirations participated in the 2022 Wealth and Wellness Expo at the Charlotte
Convention Center as part of the Johnny Stewart Charlotte Cup and Charlotte Pro Show,
April 15-16, 2022