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About This Event

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 traumainformed and traumaresponsive; 
  • provide characteristics of a traumaresponsive community;  
  • identify key stakeholders needed to build a traumaresponsive community; and 
  • provide specific strategies for building a trauma-responsive community. 


  • Putnam County Youth Development Commission

  • Children’s Bureau Inc.

  • Family Support Services of West Central Indiana

  • Mental Health America of Putnam County


  • Robin Donaldson

    Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Youth Services Association

    Robin Donaldson has a master’s degree in counseling and social psychology and is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial and organizational Psychology at Alder University. She has been teaching psychology, human resource and youth development credentialing classes at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana since August 2001. She has been a licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a licensed foster parent. IYSA provides accreditation, training and support for Youth Service Bureaus in Indiana