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Trauma In Our Community conference
June 20, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Trauma is the leading cause of death among Americans ages 1 to 46, according to the National Trauma Institute. The “Trauma In Our Community” conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is intended to inspire and educate teachers, school and youth counselors, psychologists, social workers, medical providers, parents and foster parents and anyone interested in addressing trauma care in the health care system.
The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in the UWM Union Ballroom and will feature keynote presentations and breakout sessions from leading providers and scholars of trauma-informed care.
- “The Ongoing Impact of Trauma,” delivered by Jim Henry, co-founder and project director of the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center at Western Michigan University
- “Translating Trauma-Informed Care into Practice,” delivered by UWM professors and co-founders of the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being, Dimitri Topitzes and Joshua Mersky
- Breakout sessions on trauma-sensitive schools, the neurobiology of trauma, supporting youth and families to address trauma and prevent violence, and local innovations in trauma-informed care
- “Take Action: It’s Up to All of Us” 10-person panel discussion
Early registration runs through May 30 and is $179 for the day, which includes breakfast and lunch. Registration from May 31 to June 19 is $199.
Conference contact information, speaker bios, a full schedule and registration information can be found online.“Trauma In Our Community: All We Need is You” is sponsored by the School of Continuing Education at UWM.