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I attended the NAACP meeting on March 2.
The theme of the program was the short- and long-term toxic distress — physical and emotional — on kids due to childhood trauma: hunger, bullying, sexual abuse, parental discord and gun violence.
The excellent film and following discussion by local and state professionals not only exposed the perils of childhood trauma but also offered solutions. Unfortunately, the session’s attendance was much lower than expected, which was attributed to the Wilson County commissioners’ gun resolution meeting held the same night. My interpretation of this phenomenon is that there are those who are more concerned with a redundant document than our at-risk children.
Misplaced priorities? Think about it.