your story matters.
we are committed to a culture of safety, understanding, and responsiveness to ACE’s for children, families, and our community.
Crisis, Early Intervention & Skills for Recovery
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:30-11AM
8:30-9AM Breakfast & Networking
9-11AM Keynote: *Dr. Steven Berkowitz, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Director, Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery
Connection to family, friends and community builds belonging.
Belonging allows us to put down roots and blossom while we build a bright future in a strong community.
Sharing our stories helps us connect to others as we develop healthy relationships and a network of support. When we encounter rough times these relationships help us deal with stress and begin the healing process.
Trauma, toxic stress, or Adverse Childhood Experiences/ACEs can interfere with brain development, managing emotions, and a sense of belonging and safety. If we ignore it, a child who experiences trauma develops into an adult who is more likely to to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, become addicted to drugs or alcohol, have run-ins with the law, and continue the cycle with their own children. Positive relationships and connection can help children and adults cope with ACEs and thrive.
Together we can…
- make Pottstown an even better place to form strong connections, experience belonging, put down roots and blossom.
- recognize, respond to and reduce the struggles that kids and adults face every day. That’s what the Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connection is all about! Join Us!