The OUR WORDS HEAL campaign is designed to share how sustained traumatic stress impacts our communities, bodies, minds and spirits. Most important, we celebrate and honor how we heal. 

This social media campaign amplifies community voices by using first-person stories. We ask each other thoughtful, thought-provoking questions to inform and affirm trauma healing in Philadelphia’s underserved, oppressed communities of color.

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THE VISIONARIES AT THE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Drs. John Rich and Ted Corbin are pioneers in healing the trauma wounds of young victims of violence in oppressed, underserved communities.

Fundamental to this work has been to change the conversation around violence—from one focused on trauma and criminal justice to one focused on healing and social justice.


More than ever, people are talking about trauma, but not enough about trauma healing. Far too many are still unaware or altogether left out of the conversation. And the people leading the conversation are generally not those healing, and helping others heal from trauma.

All of this amounts to missed opportunities to help heal young people hurt by trauma so they can thrive.

OUR WORDS HEAL is designed to change that.

The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice and its flagship program, Healing Hurt People, are joint efforts of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and College of Medicine.

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THE HIVE AT SPRING POINT
Empowering young people to unleash their potential. 

This life-saving conversation on trauma healing is funded by The HIVE at Spring Point.

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PARTNER AGENCY: MIGHTY ENGINE
For an idea to change the world, it first must be heard and understood. 

The strategists, designers and developers at Mighty Engine are committed to advancing vital causes through collective impact and systemic change. Their psychological, culturally-competent approaches fuel novel community-led solutions.