When We Heal A Traumatized Child, We Heal Our Community
To educate our community, we have designed our TraumaTALKS program to provide an overview of childhood trauma with the latest academic knowledge against the backdrop of Shawn’s inspirational story. In addition to understanding the science behind the emotional reactions to trauma, audiences will also 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 cover a wide range of information, including:
- The special needs of traumatized children and how to care for them.
- Research data that shows how trauma alters children’s brains.
- Patterns of emotional and behavioral problems in traumatized children who are not treated.
TraumaTALKS for the community are one-hour presentations offered in public and private settings and are given by Chester Street Foundation’s Founder and CEO, Shawn Alex Nemeth (a trauma survivor), along with other licensed mental health professionals. In addition to sharing his personal story, Shawn may also sign copies of his book, Thorns of Chester Street, for people who make donations to the Chester Street Foundation.
Learn more about childhood trauma by attending a TraumaTALK. View our calendar and sign up for an upcoming public event or contact us if interested in attending a private event.
Shine a light on childhood trauma by bringing a TraumaTALK to your community. Contact us to schedule a public or private TraumaTALK at your school, office, community group, or faith-based organization.
“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.”