Health Care

Informed care picks up the pieces left by trauma

Dozens of Kansas City institutions — including courts and cops, schools and mental health providers — say programs that address a child’s or adult’s traumatic past could help create a better future. Trauma-informed care focuses on the notion that a traumatic event in childhood, either experienced or witnessed, can alter the biology of the brain.

Performing Arts

Raised Mormon, actor Claybourne Elder is uniquely qualified for ‘Angels in America’

Elder says Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” is filled with authentic Mormon symbols as the playwright draws parallels between an American Christian faith and the ancient morality of Judaism. The Kansas City Repertory Theatre will present the play in repertory through March 29 at the Copaken Stage.

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