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Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference Tackles Trauma, Grief, and Healing

Published April 28 in The Philadelphia Tribune

When Imani Badey’s knows what trauma is about: Her oldest son got shot when he was just 22. A few years later, a second son was shot in Philadelphia. She has been homeless, and she has overcome. Now she is a patient care coordinator for the North Philadelphia-based Black Women’s Health Alliance of Philadelphia, helping others to make it through difficulties.

So does, Dora Perez: Her son Luiz committed suicide in 2010. Now she and her husband counsel grieving parents, through the Sicklerville, N.J.-based Mending Hearts Ministry. Her husband recently started “Men-Restored After Loss” that helps provide hope and support to grieving fathers.

Badey, Perez and nearly 600 other registrants, walk-ins and Facebook-live participants, gathered for the 16th Annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City on Friday.

Click to read full article in the Philadelphia Tribune: Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference tackles trauma, grief and healing

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