By: Debralyn Woodberry-Shaw, Founder & CEO of ELIE Circle, LLC.

The concept of ELIE Circle was planted in the summer of 2010. That was the summer I worked at a residential summer camp for young people with special needs. I was a counselor for girls aged 6–19. This experience opened my eyes to the effects of trauma on behaviors and began my journey of exploring trauma informed practices. I didn’t have all the details of what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to support Black girls’ holistic health.

As this idea was being planted in my mind…

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