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Sat, Aug 22



Part 1: What is Trauma and How Does it Impact Our Children and Ourselves?

Parents of African descent/African American children are invited to join us for this exciting informative series.

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Part 1: What is Trauma and How Does it Impact Our Children and Ourselves?
Part 1: What is Trauma and How Does it Impact Our Children and Ourselves?

Time & Location

Aug 22, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


About the event

NAACP Vancouver Branch Education Committee Presents: What is Trauma and How Does it Impact Our Children and Ourselves?

Part One: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Parent

We invite Clark County parents of African Descent/ African American children to join us for this exciting and informative two-part series.

Part One


August 22nd, Saturday, 10:30 am to 12 pm 

Keynote speaker: Cyndie Meyer, Program Coordinator at Clark County Public Health

Must register for each part separately

Part Two


August 29th, Saturday, 10:30 am to 12 pm 

Keynote speaker: Debra (Debi) Jenkins, PhD

Must register for each part separately

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Event sponsored by SWAC and The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington 


Cyndie Meyer is a program coordinator at Clark County Public Health, where she leads the County’s effort to prevent and mitigate childhood adversity and trauma. She educates the community on this topic and leads coalitions including the ACEs Action Alliance, Trauma Informed Schools,  and Faith-Based Coffee groups to build individual, family, and community resilience through policy, environmental and systems change.

Cyndie has more than 35 years of experience in health care with a combined focus on community health, patient care, and public relations. She served as manager of nutrition services at PeaceHealth Southwest (then Southwest Washington Medical Center) and later served as the manager of marketing and public relations for the hospital. She was a consultant for Community Choices, a local non-profit coalition, where she led a community workgroup to address healthier vending which resulted in the nationwide Fit Pick Healthy Vending program. Earlier in her career, Cyndie served as director of nutrition and food service at community hospitals in Oregon and California, and was a marketing manager with Baxter, Inc., Warner Lambert, and Caremark Homecare. She owned her own business for more than seven years, providing both nutrition and public relations services to health care clients.

Cyndie earned two degrees through Washington State University: a bachelor of science in nutrition and management and a bachelor of arts in humanities, focusing on media communications. She was honored as WSU Vancouver Student Leader in 2014, Distinguished Alumna in 2015, and was a member of Leadership Clark County class of 2016.

Debra (Debi) Jenkins, PhD is an award-winning life coach, author, presenter, facilitator, and educator with expertise in social, developmental, liberation, and transformational psychology within the context of equity, diversity, inclusion, justice and change.

Dr. Debi began her work as an unsolicited response to requests for her expertise. The expanding demand left her no other choice than to professionalize and, eventually, create an LLC. Her groundbreaking work insights, ignites, and inspires people towards their next best selves! Clientele on local, national, and international levels refer to Dr. Debi’s whole life approach as enlightening, refreshing and innovative! Dr. Debi powerfully and meaningfully engages with individuals and groups towards growth, development, and change on personal, professional, and organizational levels.

In addition to Dr. Debi being the founder and CEO of Share the Flame LLC, she has experience in leadership and education with degrees in Education and Administration (AAS: Early Childhood Education; PhD: Higher Education Administration), Human Development (BA: Developmental Education; MA: Bicultural Development) and an MS in Psychology.

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