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 programs for professionals who are on the frontlines of this issue, including educators and organizations working with children. The State of Texas is now requiring all public and charter schools to provide trauma-informed training for all educators, including educators who work outside of special education.

Here’s how Chester Street Foundation is ready to help!

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, which meet State requirements for schools without taking away valuable classroom or educator time. Professional Development credits are available for mental health professionals with both live presentations and On Demand videos.

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

This one-hour 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

Renting the On Demand video is easy and involves these four steps.

  1. Complete online inquiry form to request On Demand video.
  2. Receive call from Chester Street Foundation team member to select viewing package within two business days.
  3. Complete and return Service Agreement sent by Chester Street Foundation.
  4. After watching the video and completing the survey, click on link to download your Professional Development Certificate.
  5. Mail in payment via check.

Schools and other organizations must choose the week for when the video will be made available to their staff, however, Chester Street Foundation does allow rescheduling if notified in advance. For any questions, contact info@chesterstreetfoundation.org

Video On Demand Terms & Conditions.

TraumaTALKS Live Presentation Series

These evidenced-based one-hour presentations are effective trauma-informed training and professional development resources for educators K-12, school administrators, and mental health professionals. Presentations are given by given by Chester Street Foundation’s Founder and CEO, Shawn Alex Nemeth (a trauma survivor), and can be presented one or two at a time or as a half day of training. Materials provided include a full color outline, survey and Professional Development Certificate.

This Professional Development Activity is approved by Texas Psychological Association (TPA): One-hour Professional Development credit for psychologists, LSSPs, social workers, and counselors.

**In response to the pandemic, TraumaTALKS are also currenlty available through Zoom.**

LEARN ABOUT LIVE PRESENTATIONS

Ways to Watch

Individually as a Group

Viewing packages for schools and other organizations are available with a 15% discount offered at increasing participant levels (7 days to view).

  • $250 up to 50 participants
  • $425 up to 100 participants
  • $638 up to 200 participants
  • $850 up to 300 participants
  • $200 additional fee for a 30-minute Q&A with Shawn Nemeth through Zoom

Schools and other organizations must choose the week for when the video will be made available to their staff, however, Chester Street Foundation does allow rescheduling if notified in advance. For any questions, contact info@chesterstreetfoundation.org.

Single Viewer

This presentation provides an overview of childhood trauma against the backdrop of Shawn’s inspirational story OnDemand! Click here to rent.

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What people are saying about our TraumaTALKS!

“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. 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

“Mr. Nemeth can effectively communicate his story in a professional manner that is well-received by a wide variety of audiences.”

— Ginger Gates, PhD, Retired Director of Special Education

“Once we brought Mr. Nemeth into our school district, our team was equally inspired!”

— Kristie Moore, Psy.D., Instructional Officer for Psychological Services, Katy ISD

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