Everett’s Brain Cafés are a series of free presentations that create a dialogue at the intersection of neuroscience, medicine and the arts. They bring together scientists, clinicians, artists, and community members to share their knowledge and experiences in an open dialogue with the audience. This Brain Café will examine how traumatic events experienced in childhood can impact the lives of youth as they move into adulthood. It will feature films, poetry and dance from five young Everett artists. Their art work will tell the story of the challenges they have faced growing up and ways that they have overcome them. The evening will examine the role that expression and sharing stories can have in the healing process and will offer hopeful and practical methods for dealing with trauma.
Our presenter for the Brain Café will be David Medeiros LICSW, MSW. David has a private psychotherapy practice in Providence and has extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and family systems. Areas of specialization include: Mood/Anxiety Disorders, Learning Disorders, Domestic Violence/Abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. David has been a student and practitioner of the Yang Style of Tai Chi for eleven years and when clinically indicated incorporates Eastern Philosophy into his therapeutic practice. student presenters pictured above from left to right: James Montiero, Cheyenne Isom, Edgar Viloria, Jacob Vivieros, Mckenzie Langella