Jim Holland, a third year MFT intern, recently completed SCCC’s Trauma & Resiliency Training program. Jim describes the pervasive impact the course has had on his practice below:
Not long ago I was catching up with Owen, an old friend from New York, and the conversation turned to substance abuse. Owen, an LMFT who specializes in addiction, was sounding over-worked from the current opioid epidemic inundating the United States.
I, on the other hand, was enjoying the afternoon air, taking a stroll around the block during a break from one of Dr. Kim Cookson’s Wednesday afternoon Trauma Training sessions at SCCC. ...
The Southern California Counseling Center’s Outreach program, in partnership with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee, offers a Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) group to the community. The program provides youth with a positive alternative to at-risk and destructive behavior. Funded by the City of Los Angeles, GRYD combines youth and parent leadership training to create a comprehensive violence, crime, substance abuse, dropout, absenteeism, low academic and vocational achievement prevention program.
Raquel Serrano, one of the group’s facilitators, describes her experience with the program:
“In the youth empowerment ...