Matt's collaboration with experts that have spent their lifetimes studying and addressing specific impacts trauma has on communities of color has yielded many insights and practical steps and tools to reduce the trauma that individuals and communities of color. Matt will share those that have helped men and boys of color and their loved ones heal from their invisible wounds as well as to help the community heal as well. In 2016, Matt spearheaded the Black Men and Boys Healing Summit.
iChooseMe: This training will provide the participant with information on drug awareness, a half-page picture book, that provides information about illicit drugs and side effects of use. Each page mentions a protective factor that can reduce the potential for substance abuse and misuse.
Know More: Underage Drinking Prevention: This training will provide the participant with a presentation they can use to inform middle school and high school youth about underage drinking and its risks and consequences, along with refusal skills. Portions of this presentation can also be shared with parents/guardians.