Warehouse Talks is a quarterly gathering of city leaders, community organizers, social entrepreneurs, faith communities, and justice advocates that are tackling the underlying city-wide issues that can enable Charlotte to truly thrive.

JANUARY 23 / Resilient Children

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.

Join us for an evening filled with conversation, listening, and learning as we hear from experts on this topic and discern how we as a community – both within the walls of W242 and our City as a whole – can come alongside these families and the organizations dedicated to transforming their lives.

This event is being co-hosted by Freedom Communities and Charlotte Resilience Project


Dr. Janice M. Gruendel / Senior Fellow, Institute for Child Success
(J.B.) Jarris Bell, LCSW / Executive Director Christ Centered Community Counseling, PLLC (DBA C4)
Dr. Meleah Ellison / Middle School Counselor at Ashley Park PreK-8 School
Dr. Christian Friend / Founder, President, and Senior Principal Consultant at C.A. Friend Consulting
Elizabeth Trotman / Manager: Charlotte Resilience Project

Take A First Step

Resilience: The Film Watch the Trailer
Read the Article: A Guide to Toxic Stress
Take the ACE Quiz and Learn Your Score
Book Recommendation: The Deepest Well

Get Informed. Get Closer.

Check out previous Warehouse Talks topics
Rethinking Mass Incarceration / February 2018
Food Justice & Thriving NeighborhoodsOctober 2017

This Warehouse Talks conversation was made possible through a partnership with the Creation Project and the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding.