Changing Direction: Adopting Trauma-Informed Care in Indiana State Hospitals

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Look at the historic therapeutic care used in the state's psychiatric hospitals and compare this care to the newly integrated trauma-informed care model to see how much has changed. The Indiana Medical History Museum (IMHM) has been a careful guardian of the history of psychiatric care at Central State Hospital (1848—1994) since its founding in […]

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Climate Change and American Religion: Resetting the Agenda

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Climate change is real, and the danger is urgent. Can religion contribute to meaningful change, or are the main solutions political? Join Peter Thuesen, author of Tornado God, as we discuss one of the biggest challenges of our time. Throughout U.S. history, religion – particularly Christianity – has inspired radical change in some and passivity […]

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Introduction to Black Hue-manity 101: Imagining Blackness Then and Now

Eskenazi Fine Arts Center 1410 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis, IN

The power of images is strong and enduring. Depictions of African peoples and blackness have changed over time and influence contemporary thinking and action. Since the Enlightenment, Black humanity has been routinely attacked, ridiculed, and questioned, and altogether denied. However, this was not always the case. This multimedia exhibit featuring images, video, and historical testimony […]

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Psychedelic Medicine: CPR for the Soul?

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Go on a journey into the mind to explore the possibility of relief of suffering and spiritual growth through psychedelic-assisted therapy. A universal change we all must face is death. For some, anticipation of this change brings significant distress. New research shows that guided psychedelic-assisted therapy might ease this distress for some of those battling […]

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Changing Human Nature: Eugenics in Indiana

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In this interactive session, IU professor Richard Gunderman takes us on a journey through the history of eugenics in Indiana and society’s misguided efforts to change human nature through science. Eugenics may be defined as the effort to improve human life by controlling patterns of human reproduction—the idea that undesirable traits could be “bred out” […]

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