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Part 2: Engaging with Community Partners to Achieve Meaningful Outcomes

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Part 2: Engaging with Community Partners to Achieve Meaningful Outcomes

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00pm


Presented by: Terry Liggins and Erik Bringswhite

Participants will hear from Terry Liggins, Founder of the Hurdle Life Coach, and Erik Bringswhite, Founder of I am Legacy, about how stakeholders should be engaging with Community Partners to provide services to youth that are trauma informed and culturally responsive.


Terry Liggins is a South Dakota ACEs and Resilience Master Trainer and graduate of The University of South Dakota where he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts in Nonprofit Administration. Professionally he. is an educator and provides direct support, crisis care, and coaching services to men and women in reentry though his company The Hurdle Life Coach Beyond his education, Terry's a0vocacy work is driven and informed by his personal experience as a justice-involved juvenile in North Omaha, NE, and as a formerly incarcerated adult who has successfully navigated re-entry. 1;e is a founding member of South Dakota's Equity and Justice Coalition, coordinator of tile local Sn1art Justice Advisory Council, and partners with several local nonprofits serving at-risk youth, vulnerable adults and families. Passionate about addiction management support services, empowering and encouraging survivors of childhood trauma, and engaging in community-based initiatives, Terry keeps busy collaborating with nonprofit groups, government agencies, and con1munity partners spearheading the efforts for trauma-informed transformation in the Criminal Justice System. 

Erik Bringswhite wants his community to raise healthy, ethical Native children. As a long-time foster parent and juvenile justice worker, he is a role model to many on the Pine Ridge Reservation and in the state of South Dakota. Now, he wants to increase his confidence and ability to bring the Native perspective to tables where decisions are made. He believes that courageous, confident Native leaders are vital for finding culturally appropriate, lasting solutions for their people. To become that bold leader, he will earn his master's degree in social work, develop cultural resources for raising healthy children and expand his connections with Native and non-Native leaders.



Made possible, in part by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.