Fri, May 19|
Donor Deep Dive
Don't miss out on this donor-exclusive speaker series! On Friday, May 19, Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers will join Nonviolence Chicago's Behavioral Health & Wellness Associate Director, Kelly Carroll in an in-depth discussion about the impacts gun violence and trauma have on victims and the community.
Time & Location
May 19, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
About the Event
On Friday, May 19, from 12-1pm, we will host our first free, virtual Donor Deep Dive focused on Healing Our Healers with renowned trauma expert, Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers, UChicago Founding Director and Trauma Center Chief. Dr. Rogers will join the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago’s Associate Director of Behavioral Health & Wellness, Kelly Carroll to discuss how trauma can directly and vicariously affect individuals, community violence intervention staff and program participants, as well as communities. They will also discuss how we can work together to heal from trauma and bring hope and peace back to Chicago.
Meet our guest speakers:
Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, is a widely respected surgeon and public health expert. As founding director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center, Dr. Rogers is building an interdisciplinary team of specialists to treat patients who suffer injury from life-threatening events, includinggun violence. His team works with leaders in the city's trauma network to expand trauma care on the South Side. As executive vice president for community health engagement, Dr. Rogers works with faculty across the University of Chicago as well as members of the community to develop a multidisciplinary approach to trauma care and health disparities. His work will help enhance the understanding of social factors that affect victims of violence and underserved populations, in addition to identifying approaches necessary to achieving better outcomes for trauma victims.
Kelly Carroll, LCSW, is the Associate Director of Behavioral Health & Wellness at the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. She has worked with survivors of trauma for over 13 years in various clinical settings focusing on issues such as homelessness, acute medical care, readjustment to civilian life from the military, reducing community violence, and PTSD related to combat trauma, sexual trauma, and community violence. After spending 10 years working with military veterans and their family members, she most recently worked as a trauma specialist at Chicago CRED where she trained staff in trauma-informed care practices and oversaw the development and implementation of a cognitive behavioral intervention designed to build resilience from trauma. She has a special interest in the intersection between trauma and public policy and addressing trauma exposure among violence intervention workers.