Why Our Work Matters

Childhood trauma can cause a multitude of short-term and long-term problems for those who have experienced it. According to SAMHSAS’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, more than two-thirds of children reported at least one traumatic event by the age of 16 and more than 12%  of children have experienced four or more trauma events by the time they reach adulthood, significantly affecting their physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development.

At Chester Street Foundation, we know education is a critical component to helping traumatized children on their road to recovery.

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

Positive Results

Our TraumaTALKS trainings benefit anyone working directly or indirectly with children and youth, especially K-12 educators, mental health professionals, foster parents, healthcare workers, and staff members of child-focused agencies.

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have used their new skills to serve the children they work with who have experienced trauma
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say the training improved their approach to working with children
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feel more confident working with children who have experienced trauma
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say they are better able to identify trauma responses in children

Participating Organizations

We are grateful to the following organizations who have supported a TraumaTALKS training to ensure their staff and team members have the foundational skills necessary to support the children they serve.