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The Stream - Youth Resilience


Wanda Boone

In this seminar Dr. Boone aims to: • Review youth risk data • Discuss how Together for Resilient Youth (TRY) coalition and TRY's youth coalition "Living in Future Tense" work together to prevent substance use and risky behaviors. • Examine the implementation of a collective impact model that includes individual, interpersonal and community sectors - "Resilient Community" Dr. Wanda Boone founded Together for Resilient Youth (TRY) in 2000 after 20 years in the corporate sector. TRY, based in Durham, now has a presence across NC, the US and internationally in Kenya, the UK and Australia. Dr. Boone is a forerunner and recognized as an expert in the field of Resilience/Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma. She believes that children thrive when the adults that surround them are well and do well. TRY connects the dots linking the public health model, trauma informed care and transformative prevention. Dr. Boone is a member of the NC Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience Advisory Board, Health and Safety Chair of the Durham City/County Task Force and served as the Co-Chair of the National Institute of Medicine Healthy NC 2030 Social and Economic Factors work group focusing on the impact of trauma and the importance of resilience. She is a RN, Sr. RA, Duke University Medical Center and holds a Masters and PhD in Theology and Public Health.


Lecture/Talk, Social Sciences