Acceptance, Understanding, Compassion, and Personal Responsibility – A Path to Healing: A Conversation with Stephan Jones

Stephan Jones is the son of Rev. Jim Jones, whose actions with the Peoples Temple ended in the deaths of over 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana, on November 18, 1978. Away playing at a Temple-promoted basketball game at the time, Stephan and his teammates lost most of their families, loved ones, and community that night. This conversation will explore Stephan’s journey through the traumatic events into a deep acceptance and understanding of them. His is a story of interest to all who have found themselves at a crossroads in the wake of trauma.

Happy Thanksgiving

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” – William Jennings Bryan We have always liked Bryan’s definition of Thanksgiving, but …

Online Training: Translating Trauma-Informed Care Concepts Into Practice with Justice-Involved Clients

Many clients receiving counseling or social services have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other traumas. Trauma experiences can influence a person’s thinking, emotions, behavior, and sense of identity. These can, in turn, contribute to the emergence of behavioral patterns that result in harm to self and others. Further, systemic racism, economic disparities, and mass incarceration also serve as both the causes and consequences of trauma, often rooted in a long history of implicit bias.