REGISTER BY MAY 1 TO RECEIVE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Chester Street Foundation brings together clinicians, researchers, and experts on childhood trauma in its inaugural TraumaCONFERENCE. This one-day symposium highlights the epidemic of childhood trauma, provides a holistic view of working with traumatized children, and equips participants with best practices for helping children on their road to recovery.
By Jayne O’Donnel and Mabinty Quarshie USA TODAY SAVANNAH, Ga. – Latrelle Huff says her twins were conceived by rape.
Now she blames domestic violence for her children’s health problems.
The Georgia woman says she had been in an abusive, on-and-off relationship for six years when she became pregnant. While pregnant, she says, the conflict […]
By Chester Street Foundation
Coronavirus is giving rise to another tragic issue. Child abuse. Hospitals in Texas have reported seeing an increase in child abuse cases, which they believe is driven by the increase in psychological stress at home and children out of school during the day. Furthermore, the group who most often […]
TraumaTALKS 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 reactions to trauma, audiences will also learn why it’s critical to help these children heal and how they can play a role in changing a child’s life.
Hosted by: Mike Martin and Donna McMillan |
Featuring: Shawn Alex Nemeth |
Trauma Survivor and Founder & CEO of Chester Street Foundation |
TraumaTALKS 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 reactions to trauma, audiences will also learn why […]
By Starr Commonwealth With grief, sadness is obvious. With trauma, the symptoms can go largely unrecognized because it shows up looking like other problems: frustration; acting out; difficulty concentrating, following directions, or working in a group. Often students are misdiagnosed with anxiety, behavior disorders, or attention disorders rather than understood to have trauma […]
By Barbra Weidlein
Music therapists have been called upon to support the recovery of individuals and communities following horrific events as well as natural disasters. Settings have included New York City metropolitan area after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; Umpqua Community College after a mass shooting on campus; […]
By Amy Morin, LCSW
Although adults often say things like, “He was so young when that happened. He won’t even remember it as an adult,” childhood trauma can have a lifelong effect. And while kids are resilient, they’re not made of stone.
That’s not to say your child will be emotionally scarred for life […]
By Jeanne Supin The “fight or flight” instinct has served the human species well, helping us respond quickly to threats, but according to child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist Bruce Perry it can also change our brains for the worse. If the threats we encounter are extreme, persistent, or frequent, we become too […]
By Maria Popova “A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,” William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. Two generations later, Rilke wrote in a beautiful letter of advice to a young woman: “I am not one of those who neglect the body in order […]