Trauma 101: Becoming Trauma Aware

Traditional beliefs about the causes of “misbehavior” that have been around for centuries are quickly changing as a result of new research on brain development and how childhood adversity impacts educational, health and social outcomes. Now, we know that childhood trauma actually changes the architecture of the developing brain.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is helping educators and health and human services professionals throughout our region develop shared language and knowledge about trauma-informed care through Trauma 101.

During this dynamic workshop, you will:

  • Connect with colleagues dedicated to serving children, families and communities;
  • Gain an awareness of trauma and the behaviors associated with unresolved trauma;
  • Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES);
  • Get an overview of brain development  and the impact of toxic stress;
  • Develop shared language and knowledge about trauma-informed care; and
  • Share resources to initiate continued exploration.

United Way invites you to participate in one of the two Trauma 101 workshops featuring trainers from our Impact Partner, the Institute for Family Professionals. Both sessions will be held at United Way's offices,  located at 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Please RSVP to one workshop only.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016                                       
1 – 4 p.m.                                                                          
Diane Wagenhals and Joy Bowman Lim                   
RSVP for March 16.           

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cathleen Stith Watkins and Robin Glasco Jones
RSVP for March 29.