Q Commons Meeting Discusses heavy Topics At Findlay Meeting

10/27/17 – 1:24 A.M.

Findlay had its first Q Commons meeting Thursday night at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The meeting is an international campaign to address issues affecting communities. Deputy Director of Hancock County ADAMHS Board Amber Wolfrom said that the opioid epidemic stems from pain.

Amber Wolfrom

She said that addressing these sources of pains helps people start the recovery process. She added that everyone has a part to play in removing the stigma and getting people into recovery.

Another one of the topics of discussion was transforming education to fit todays needs.

Ed Kurt

Findlay City Schools Superintendent Ed Kurt was a local speaker at the meeting. He shared how FCS has been working to make education better for children in Findlay. He said one of the biggest improvements was implementing Trauma Informed Care training for the school districts employees. This allows teachers and other school employees to look for behavior changes in children that follow traumatic experiences.

The audience also heard speakers on the global level through online videos. These speakers discussed the importance of building community, technology, and issues around race.