2017 Trauma in Our Community

A conference to come together, inform and unite

You Made the Trauma Conference a Success

Coming Together to Inform and Unite

Thanks to more than 200 participants and 12 national and regional experts, the School of Continuing Education’s first Trauma in Our Community conference June 15-16 was a great success.

The theme “Coming Together to Inform and Unite” was in action from the first day. We gathered Thursday in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center to hear from professor of psychiatry Ruth Lanius (“The Neurobiology of Trauma”) and author and journalist Paul Tough (“Helping Children Succeed”).
At the conclusion on Friday, we heard from James Henry, project director of the Children’s Trauma Achievement Center at Western Michigan University (“The Intersection Between Trauma and Our Work”).

Lively discussions at break-out sessions covered topics such as “Race-based Stress and Trauma” and “Trauma Sensitive Schools.”

You can hear interviews with Tough and Henry on public radio station WUWM here.

Our sincere thanks to all who participated in this vital conference. We hope that what you learned here will help as you return to your communities.

And a very special thank you to our sponsors, without whom this conference would not have been possible.