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Understanding the Impacts of Trauma and Characteristics of Resilience, October 13, 10:30am-12:00pm

Having a positive impact necessitates a true understanding of the youth with whom you are working. According to the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study, children who experience multiple adverse or traumatic childhood experiences, such as exposure to violence or negative family relationships, have the highest levels of risk for negative outcomes throughout life. This workshop will provide an overview of trauma, its impact, and its symptoms. We will explore the biological impact of trauma and identify the characteristics that contribute to resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of trauma and its symptoms
  • Participants will learn the biological impact of trauma
  • Participants will learn what characteristics are important to building resilience

Approved by DCS for Foster Parent hours.

Presenter Bio:

Robin Donaldson has been in the youth work field for over 27 years and has been teaching since 2001. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Ph.D. candidate. She has been a licensed Mental Health Counselor.



Robin Donaldson M.A., CYC-P, Ph.D. Candidate