PTSD Conversations; Our Communities' Response

Please join us for this informative conversation style, online event. Angie Alfanso from Partners for Peace and Kini-Ana Tinkham from Maine Resiliency Building Network will share with us their expertise on how to help support others and ourselves during these stress filled times.
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PTSD Conversations; Our Communities' Response

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Facebook Live and Zoom

About the Event

Life can be hard, really hard sometimes. If you have or know someone who has PTSD, you know exactly what I mean. PTSD is often associatated with military related trauma but that is not the only way one can suffer from Post Traumatic Stress. Join us as we explore another layer of PTSD and how our community can grow together as navigate these stressful times. 

Angie Alfanso presents: Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence with PTSD: A Coordinated Community Response

Angie Alfonso is the Rural Outreach Team Leader at Partners for Peace, the organization serving people affected by domestic abuse in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties, Maine. Angie’s pronouns are she, her, and hers. As a Team Leader, Angie works to assure consistent, high-quality services throughout the rural region, while providing leadership and support to the staff working out of the Dover-Foxcroft resource center. Angie brings over twenty years of experience as a former Prevention Educator in our rural communities. She has provided school-based education to over 10,000 students in all grade levels from prekindergarten through grade 12. As a highly skilled public speaker and trainer, Angie presents on topics including: kindness, friendship, conflict resolution, communication, teen dating violence and healthy relationships. As an advocate, Angie has supported countless people of all ages affected by domestic abuse and violence, but has specialized in working with youth affected by teen dating violence. She understands the complexities of living in a rural community and recognizes the importance of building and nurturing relationships to create a coordinated community response. Angie is a survivor of teen dating violence and is committed to providing education and support to anyone affected by domestic abuse. She believes that all people should have the right to live in peace and equality, and that just and respectful relationships truly can change the world.

Kini-Ana’s presents: Strengthening Resilience and Connection Together through Conversations

Kini-Ana Tinkham, RN is the Executive Director for the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN). Kini works to improve the health and well-being of children, families and communities by advancing  the MRBN mission through partnerships, professional development, and advocacy.  Kini has worked in public health and healthcare  for 36 years as a RN, educator, advocate, and leader. She brings system transformation leadership to advance health equity,  wellness and improved health and well-being. In addition to her work at MRBN, her career expands across maternal and child health, home visitation, school-based health centers, youth leadership, family planning, clinical healthcare delivery and public health.

This event is live and will be recorded. You can watch it and interact with the speakers, via our moderator, Lesley Fernow, using the chat boxes provided by Zoom and Facebook. 

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See you there!

Mark you calendars for 7/22, 8/26, & 9/23 at 1:00pm as this virtual Commons Conversation series continues on the topic of:

PTSD Conversations; Our Communities' Response

For more information about this fascinating subject and methods to help support and heal ourselves and other please visit:

We would like to thank, NAMI Maine, the Vetran's Center, United Way, Spirit Warrior, DAV, American Legion for their generous support. Please, visit their sites to see how you can help support their causes as they support ours. 

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