When We Heal A Traumatized Child, We Heal Our Community

We believe education is a critical component to helping traumatized children on their road to recovery and have designed our TraumaTALKS program for the community to help audiences learn why it’s critical to help children heal from trauma and how they can play a role in changing a child’s life.

TraumaTALKS are high-quality trauma-informed-training and professional development presentations, featuring Chester Street Foundation’s Founder and CEO, Shawn Alex Nemeth (a trauma survivor), along with other licensed mental health professionals.TraumaTALKS are offered as live presentations and through On Demand videos.

LIVE PRESENTATIONS

Chester Street Foundation presents several free educational events for the community throughout the year. These live presentations are offered both virtually and in person and feature Founder and CEO, Shawn Alex Nemeth (a trauma survivor ), along with other licensed mental health professionals. If you would like to partner with Chester Street Foundation in organizing a free event, contact info@chesterstreetfoundation.org for more information.

TraumaTALK: The Invisible Wounds of Childhood Trauma, A Personal and Professional Perspective

  • ON DEMAND VIDEO
  • $6.50 (48 hours to view)
    Cost includes 9.9% transaction fee.

This 50-minute professionally-produced On Demand video provides an overview of childhood trauma against the backdrop of Shawn’s inspirational story. In addition to understanding the science behind the emotional reactions to trauma, participants will be able to: 1) Name at least three adverse experiences that can cause trauma, 2) Identify three kinds of changes to the brain that may result from trauma, 3) Describe three strategies to help children cope with trauma.

“As a child welfare professional for the last 25 years, I have seen my share of children adversely impacted by abuse and neglect and trauma and have a keen awareness of its long-term effects, especially when it goes untreated. In order to provide the best mental health care for these children, child welfare and mental health professionals need to be trauma competent and have access to educational resources and programming that is provided by the Chester Street Foundation. It is an honor to be affiliated with an organization like Chester Street Foundation that is committed to breaking the cycle of untreated childhood trauma, paving the way for healing and hope for a brighter future for these children.”

— DeJuana Jernigan, MSW, LCCA, LCPAA, President and CEO, Arms Wide Adoption Services / President, Texas Foster Care Association

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