According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC-Kaiser ACE Study, children who experience multiple adverse or traumatic childhood experiences, such as exposure to violence or negative family relationships, have the highest levels of risk for negative outcomes throughout life. An increasing number of children are affected by past or current trauma. Training on trauma-informed care has increased in recent years and provides an understanding of trauma and its impact.
Join us for this workshop that will go beyond standard trauma-informed training to discuss how to put trauma-informed care into practice on a community level. This session will provide a framework on how to build a trauma-responsive community in order to enhance support and capacity for all individuals. This workshop content will:
- briefly review of importance of understanding trauma and its impact and the difference between trauma–informed and trauma–responsive;
- provide characteristics of a trauma–responsive community;
- identify key stakeholders needed to build a trauma–responsive community; and
- provide specific strategies for building a trauma-responsive community.