HEALTH AND WELLNESS
What We Do
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
- World Health Organization, 1948
BCDI-Atlanta promotes culturally relevant healthy nutrition and preventative wellness practices among families. Coordinates outreach, programs and activities to engage, educate, and empower.
Trauma Informed Care Support for Early Educators & Child Advocates
The Strength Within program provides professional development and coaching to early care and education family engagement staff who work in programs serving low-income families with young children ages 0-5. The goal of Strength Within is to decrease the risk of mental health challenges for trauma-exposed children by providing evidenced-based and culturally responsive training for case workers, child care/school staff and others who interact with impacted families. The program will increase awareness of trauma informed practices, train and coach on how to mitigate its impact. BCDI- Atlanta focuses primarily on helping adults, who are responding to and supporting families impacted by traumatic stress.
Workshops train caregivers on how to identify and address children’s exposure to traumatic events and support the promotion of safety and trust within the family sphere. This comprehensive training also elevates the level of cultural awareness and responsiveness to better address the needs of children and adults who have faced adverse experiences.
To learn more about Strength Within and opportunities to get involved, please contact us.
This program is supported by United Way of Greater Atlanta.