Collaborative Partners Program

Collaborative Partners Program Overview

What are TraumaTALKS?

The Collaborative Partners Program provides child-serving organizations the opportunity to integrate Chester Street Foundation’s TraumaTALKS into their on-going training programs.  Participants gain the foundational skills necessary to support the children they serve.

We believe education is a critical component to helping traumatized children on their road to recovery. TraumaTALKS deliver exceptional, trauma-informed training and professional development presentations that address various aspects of trauma.

Led by trauma survivor Shawn Alex Nemeth, Dr. Ann Friedman, Ph.D, and other mental health professionals, these sessions are tailored for frontline individuals, including mental health professionals, educators, and organizations focused on children.

Featured TraumaTALKS

Available On-Demand & In-Person

Professional Development credits available for both trainings.

banner for TraumaTALKS Could It Be Trauma? Supporting Kids on the Road to Recovery child trauma training
banner for TraumaTALKS An Introspective Look at Trauma and the Need for Self-Care training

2024 Collaborative Partner Benefits

  • Discounted training packages – save up to 50%
  • Aggregated data reports including surveys, user data, and participant progress reports
  • Logo placement and designation as Collaborative Partner on CSF website for one year
  • Professional Development credits for psychologists, social workers, and counselors through Texas Psychological Association
  • CNEs for Nurses through UT Health Cizik School of Nursing
  • Designated CSF staff for on-boarding, training, and technical assistance

Become a Collaborative Partner Today!

Individuals have participated in an in-person or on-demand training

“The story telling was powerful and effective.”

“One of the very best trainings I have ever taken. I absolutely loved it!”

“IT WAS AMAZING! I really didn’t want the training to end.”


“I would recommend it to all helpers working with trauma survivors.”


Our Collaborative Partners

Headshot of Shawn Alex Nemeth a talented speaker, author, coach, entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Chester Street Foundation

Shawn Alex Nemeth

Trauma Survivor
Founding Director & CEO
Chester Street Foundation

Headshot of Dr. Ann Friedman, psychologist and Director of Curriculum at The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute

Ann Friedman, Ph.D

Director of Curriculum
The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute

Join these other organizations who have experienced our TraumaTALKS!