MBK-BR, BR Children Advocacy Center to hold trauma-informed community workshops on Sept. 20-21

My Brother’s Keeper-Baton Rouge, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Children Advocacy Center, will hold two-hour “Trauma-Informed Community” workshops on Sept. 20 and 21 for stakeholders who work directly with children and youth at the Carver Library, 720 Terrace Street, officials announced Monday.  
According to MBKBR and BRCAC officials, these workshops are designed to help individuals identify and address trauma-related behaviors due to the trauma-related events that occurred in Baton Rouge over the summer. 
The organizations said that participants in the workshops will learn about the various types of traumatic experiences that youth experience and what the latest research, including the famous ACES Study says about the long-term impact of trauma and historical trauma on the learning, health, and future workforce productivity; about the current positive shift or movement in this country toward “trauma-informed” approaches that consider ecology, culture and the significant role that trauma plays in the lives of individuals, communities, and the providers that serve them; and about how to translate this powerful knowledge into a “toolkit” that has three parts:  tools to help individual youthful clients and students, tools to improve capacity of agencies and organizations, tools to build trauma-informed communities that support resilient children.
The Department of Juvenile Services, YWCA, I CARE, and Teach for America will participate in the upcoming training.  Upon request, additional workshops can be scheduled for organizations and the general public.

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