Lawmakers need to give the same emergency response they gave the opioid issue. Ronald explains that in the 80's we had the crack baby epidemic and now in the 2000's were living in the trauma baby era.
Ronald's Childhood Trauma Emergency group brings city leaders together to discuss childhood trauma.
Ronald started working on a suicide app called Strike-Back, a tool meant to help people experiencing suicidal feelings save their own lives.
By declaring a formal state of emergency on childhood trauma, Ohio would shift the institutional response to childhood trauma to a proactive approach beginning with addressing the conditions that create the byproduct that is childhood trauma and trauma response.
Think of childhood trauma like an earthquake. Earthquakes have the potential to cause all kinds of damage. However, sometimes, large aftershocks can cause more damage and loss of life than the original quake itself. The same dynamic exists with childhood trauma.
I suffered years of abuse as a child and understands first hand the long term effects of childhood trauma. Unfortunately, I didn’t understand the effects until I had to deal with it again with the loss of my son. Trepierre also experienced years of childhood abuse and as a result of this untreated trauma, lost his life in a suicide by cop - in which an officer, unfortunately, lost his life as well. I have dedicated my life to making sure that the world is aware of the devastation that untreated childhood trauma can have - and how early intervention can fix the issues that this epidemic is plaguing society with today.
Ronald and Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin were invited to appear on the Black Inc Crew on June 1st to celebrate Trepierre and Trayvon. Check out our tattoos on the trailer in the link.
Ronald's sponsors of his bill HCR.25, State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) unveil a concurrent resolution to declare a state of emergency on childhood trauma in Ohio.
This resolution seeks to increase awareness of the adverse experiences our children face every day and the dire impact that trauma can have in the long term.