The Need for Trauma-Informed Curricula at Institutions of Higher Learning: A Call to Action

WHYY, Independence Mall West 150 N. 6th Street

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, Philadelphia University, and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invite you to a compelling discussion:

The Need for Trauma-Informed Curricula at Institutions of Higher Learning: A Call to Action

 Thursday, October 20th

WHYY, Independence Mall West 150 N. 6th Street
 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast/Networking

9:30 Keynote Speaker, Sandra Bloom, MD, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, Drexel School of Public Health & Founder of The Sanctuary Institute

10:30 Panel Discussion Moderated by Joel Fein, MD, MPH, Co-director of the Violence Prevention Initiative; Attending Physician and Director of Advocacy and Health Policy, Department of Emergency Medicine


Abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poverty and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have profound health, social and emotional consequences for individuals across the lifespan.  Research indicates that ACEs are common across cultures and socioeconomic strata, and yet few health and human services providers graduate from training programs with the competencies they need to address the impact of trauma and toxic stress.

 Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, Philadelphia University, and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invite post-secondary leaders and faculty to join in the discussion regarding needed changes in professional training curricula that prepares a trauma-informed workforce.  Practical strategies and tools will be highlighted.

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