National Afterschool Association Convention
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About the Event
Research suggests that nearly 60 percent of youth in the U.S. are exposed to a potentially traumatic event each year. Studies also tell us that one of the most significant factors in a young person’s resiliency is having consistent access to a supportive and caring adult. Trauma-informed practices are a way to engage young people, both with and without histories of trauma, by creating safe and supportive environments and practices with the goal of helping youth thrive in the face of adversity. This interactive workshop will introduce the principles of a trauma-informed approach while actively building skills to take back to your setting.