Lunch 'n Learns with Matt Burton
Men experience rejection, abandonment, feelings of inadequacy, and loss. These experiences can leave crater sized holes in us. The brokenness left by divorce, the physical and emotional pain caused by intimate partner abuse, the sting of rejection and abandonment, and the devastation suicide leaves behind are some examples of ways we can experience this. Join Matt as he shares practically and experientially about their impact and strategies to get better.
Date/Time: Friday, March 18, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM HST
Certificate: 1 CE approved by ADAD
Register by Monday, March 14, 2022 here
Trainer Information: Matt's life has been one spent in two different worlds. One as a business leader/media personality, the other as a trauma specialist and recovery coach. He's a former star athlete, radio personality, CEO/ founder/serial entrepreneur. But his other work was more important. Matt worked as a front-line worker at a group home for boys, spent 10 years serving Native American young people and their families on Indian reservations, and founded Helping Men Heal. He led the training of thousands of front-line workers and clinicians on male trauma, black male trauma, the impacts of male trauma on the family, male trauma and corrections, the impact of male trauma on women, and has helped men and their partners heal from the impacts of pornography addiction, infidelity/affairs, and intimacy anorexia®. Matt is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Unbound Man - Breaking the Shackles of Trauma & Abuse Experienced by Men.
Questions: For further questions, please contact Susan Oka at Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence. 808-545-3228 ext. 38 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.