The Student Taskforce on ACEs and Resilience (STAR) is an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate network of health students in Georgia dedicated to equipping the next generation of health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to improve the care of people impacted by ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Each year, we host a Trauma-Informed Care Conference to help educate the next generation of leaders and build a strong network of Trauma-Informed professionals in the state of Georgia. The goal of the conference is to bring together professionals and students from different academic institutions and fields (education, medicine, nursing, public health, criminal justice, and social work) to build practical skills that can be applied in interactions with people who may have suffered acute and/or chronic trauma. This year, we are hosting our conference virtually, free of charge for all who would like to attend - and we will be emphasizing interdisciplinary learning by hosting sessions exploring trauma-informed systems of healthcare, criminal justice, and education, and featuring speakers on ACEs and social justice.
We are grateful to Resilient Georgia for sponsoring this conference!
The conference will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00am- 1:00pm EST and Sunday, October 4th , 2020 from 2:00pm-5:00pm EST conducted virtually via Zoom.
Reserve your tickets TODAY at this link. Conference Flyer and Program are attached to this post!
The event will feature keynote speakers and skill-based workshops in which participants will:
- Increase their awareness of trauma across systems
- Increase their knowledge of advocacy efforts related to addressing trauma
- Become equipped to better care for people who have experienced trauma
- Identify personal and community-wide resiliency tools
Keynote and workshop sessions on Saturday will address trauma in the education and criminal justice systems and cover topics, including the following:
- Assessing youth trauma
- Best practices for engaging with youth who have experienced trauma
- Addressing trauma of children in the foster care system
Keynote and workshop sessions on Sunday will address trauma in the healthcare and policy/advocacy systems. Sunday sessions will cover an array of topics, including the following:
- Involving parents in trauma-informed care
- Practices for child advocacy
- Survivor- informed care
- Impact of Stress on the Body
Keynote speakers and workshop facilitators represent a variety of organizations, including GA State University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Voices for Georgia's Children, and the Children's Clinic in Portland.
Sponsored by: Resilient Georgia