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Investing in Community Resilience - Trauma-Informed Practice in Action: Case Studies Across Sectors (Members Only)


Investing in Community Resilience - Trauma-Informed Practice in Action: Case Studies Across Sectors (Members Only)

Recording Available for eXtension Members here in the Impact Collaborative group. 

We believe it is critical to acknowledge what is happening to our communities. From the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken many lives, to the systemic racism and inequalities that continue to deeply affect communities of color, we are seeing trauma in a multitude of ways. 

Our mission is to serve the U.S. Cooperative Extension System by partnering to make a greater collective impact and promote accessibility to all in communities across the nation.  We are committed to fostering inclusive work where diversity is welcomed, encouraged, and leveraged for growth, new knowledge, and community vitality.

The eXtension Foundation will continue to do what it does best - create opportunities for Cooperative Extension to engage in dialogue, learn from one another, and help identify next steps in addressing these challenges.  

The science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, toxic stress as well as healing and resilience, can provide helpful tools for supporting communities through this time of crisis. 

Please join us on Wednesday, June 17th from 3-4pm ET for the third webinar of the Investing in Community Resilience web series, Trauma-Informed Practice In Action: Case Studies Across Sectors.

Did you miss the first two webinars? eXtension members can access the recording through Connect Extension in the Impact Collaborative group. Login required - create your free account today!

Investing In Community Resilience:
Deploying Trauma-Informed Practice for Funders & Capacity Builders

As a Cooperative Extension professional, your passion for building just, healthy, resilient communities is evident. Until recently, we have been missing critical information that can help us develop best practices to achieve such a goal. 

Today, the science is clear – adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma can impact the brain and body, contributing to a host of negative outcomes in all aspects of life. Some effects can even be passed from generation to generation. In the last two decades, we have come to understand that ACEs and trauma are pervasive and distributed inequitably among vulnerable communities. 

The good news is that trauma-informed, healing-centered practice can hold the keys to preventing and mitigating these impacts. Researchers, service providers, philanthropists, policymakers, community residents, and others are coming together to build a movement for resilient communities, improving outcomes in areas as divergent as health care, education, and criminal justice.

In partnership with the Scattergood Foundation, the eXtension Foundation is providing an exclusive 10-month learning series opportunity for eXtension Members focused on how Extension Professionals can use ACEs and trauma science to improve community outcomes. 

This series will guide the conversation around how communities can deploy resources in creative ways to build knowledge and capacity throughout the human-serving field. The series will be delivered in three parts, each of which will include two educational webinars and one interactive learning circle.

Part II: Trauma-Informed Practice - Moving Knowledge to Action
June, July, August 2020

In part two, Trauma-informed practice: Moving from knowledge to action, we will explore:

  • Examples of organizations and communities that have used trauma-informed, healing-centered practice to improve outcomes, and 

  • Considerations and methods for evaluating trauma-informed care and practices

Webinar III: Trauma-Informed Practice In Action - Case Studies Across Sectors
June 17th, 2020
3 PM - 4 PM ET

We invite you to join us for the third webinar in our Investing in Community Resilience series. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify elements of trauma-informed, healing-centered programs, organizations, and systems

  • Operationalize trauma-informed principles in programs across sectors

This Webinar is Presented By:

Dr. Martie Gillen
University of Florida

Dr. Martie Gillen is an Associate Professor in the department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She is also a research affiliate of the Institute for Child Welfare. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, Accredited Financial Counselor, and a Financial Social Work Educator. Dr. Gillen teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of trauma as well as personal finance. She was a foster parent for over five years and is an adoptive parent. She is also a Guardian ad Litem volunteer.

Kate Daugherty
Community Impact Director

Kate Daugherty, an acknowledged leader in the fields of conflict resolution, trauma-informed care, and community collaboration, leads the Camden Healing10 Collaborative, a cross-sector coalition of Camden organizations that share a potentially transformative vision for the City: infuse a trauma-informed approach to services and care across all organizations that interact with Camden residents in order to help improve the wellbeing and life prospects of individuals and communities.  In addition, Kate also oversees the Youth Healing Team and Hopeworks practice-based trauma training business, training schools, organizations, and nonprofits in how to leverage a trauma informed culture for better performance.

Prior to coming to Hopeworks, Kate earned her Master’s degree in conflict resolution from Georgetown University, including field work in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  She has also travelled extensively, including time in Malawi, Scotland, Brazil, Ireland, Serbia, Croatia, and Germany.

At Hopeworks, the work of the Healing10 and the Youth Healing Team has been recognized numerous times, including the 2016 National Scattergood Innovation Award!

In her free time, Kate is a certified yoga instructor, bringing balance in an otherwise hectic existence!

Kayana Clue
Intern, Youth Healing Team 
Hopeworks N' Camden

Kayana Clue is an Intern with the Youth Healing Team department at Hopeworks N’ Camden. Kayana is aleader, and full-time student-athlete at Rutgers University-Camden double majoring in Psychology and Childhood Studies, aspiring to create change with youth and minorities residing in low income neighborhoods within her community. She has worked with Gateway Community Action Partnership assisting the Mayor and her peers with a summer feeding project providing healthy meals and resources for children and families in her hometown of Bridgeton. 

Save the Date for the Webinar 4. Registration will be available soon on Connect Extension

Evaluating Trauma-Informed Practice
July 15th, 2020
3 PM - 4 PM ET

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the role of evaluation in building organizational and community capacity to implement a trauma-informed, healing centered approach

  • Identify methods and tools for evaluating the impact of ACEs and trauma

Who Can Attend?:

This learning series is for eXtension members. A list of eXtension members can be found here

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