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Trauma Training Tuesday

Trauma Training Tuesday was created by Worcester Addresses Childhood Trauma (Worcester ACTs) to give all who care for themselves and others with experience of trauma, the opportunity to gather together for training, networking, lunch and camaraderie on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

To respond to the unfolding crisis, Worcester ACTs will be adding an additional training on the 1st Tuesday of every month and will offer the trainings virtually. We look forward to the day that we may once again gather in person for the trainings at WAMS.

Upcoming Trainings:

5/19/2020 12-2 p.m.

Trauma Related to Disability w/ Jeff Lafata-Hernandez & Krystal Linn

6/2/2020 12-2 p.m.

Trauma Related to Child Maltreatment w/ Robb Zarges & Lynn Tesconi

6/16/2020 12-2 p.m.

Trauma Related to Immigration Status w/ Alex Mooradian

Using the link below you should be able to join from a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone at noon on the appropriate day. All trainings on Zoom will be recorded for later viewing as well. No need to rsvp to join, and feel free to share!

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Meeting ID: 621 730 583

In case you missed the previous virtual trainings:

May 5th: As Covid 19 keeps us sheltering in place, we know the stress can lead to interpersonal violence. During this presentation Deborah Hall and Craig Mortley and others from the YWCA discussed their work to provide direct and comprehensive support to survivors of intimate partner violence, and the ways we can all work together to create solutions that build community and promote healthy relationships.

April 21st: As we watch Covid 19 run its course, we can see the ACEs study validated in real time. People who have been afforded less social power due to a marginalized identity are losing their lives in greater numbers. Raquel Castro-Corazzini and Kathy Esparza, both of the Worcester Dept. of Health and Human Services Division of Youth Opportunities, discussed serving in a time of crisis with a health equity lens.

April 7th: Worcester ACTs Clinical Director, Amy Ebeson LCSW together with various colleagues who are themselves challenged by “real time” stressors such as kids at home and far-away loved ones to worry about, identified and discussed tips for managing the many situations we find ourselves in. Click on the picture below to view the presentation.

March 17th: The Reverend Aaron Payson who is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry Team and a staple of the Worcester spiritual community, offered a wise and level headed conversation regarding the current community trauma of COVID-19.  Click on the picture below to listen to the presentation or on the followng link for Presentation SLIDES only.