In the Fall of 2021, McLean Hospital’s Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, took part in a community outreach event sponsored by Mass General Brigham (MGB) that explored the impact of racism on our community and offered possible solutions.
“Coming Together for Change: A Mass General Brigham Virtual Event” was presented by MGB’s Committee for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, Kreateabuzz Documentary Films, and McLean Hospital.
During the presentation, Moreland-Capuia described her work in bringing the concept of trauma-informed care to various systems in our communities, including education, criminal justice, employment, and families. She discussed how training organizations, educators, government officials, and others in “trauma-informed organizational change” can improve the lives of youth, adults, and families.
Moreland-Capuia, who serves as director of Trauma-Informed Treatment, Consultation, and Outreach at McLean, said “it is important to understand that rage is the emotion of the invisible and unheard and violence is the act of the invisible and unheard in the context of unmet need. I do believe that any system that seeks to play a vital role in disrupting violence and promoting healing must appreciate these two things.”