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Brain/Trauma 201 class offered Thursday


  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Mar. 05, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Ways to overcome the effects that childhood trauma and toxic stress can have on the developing brain will be the topic of a free training session Thursday in Newnan. 

"Brain/Trauma 201: Building Resiliency" will be held in the training room of the Newnan Police Department, 1 Joseph Hannah Drive, Newnan. The session runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

The training session teaches participants about the physical effects childhood trauma can have on the developing brain, and actions they can take to promote resilience to support the physical and psychological safety of children and families who have experienced child trauma and child traumatic stress. Participants will also learn strategies for addressing the secondary traumatic stress that can impact people who help children and families.

The class is taught by the Child Welfare Training Collaborative of the Georgia State University School of Social Work, in partnership with the Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services, and is sponsored by Coweta Court Appointed Special Advocates and We Foster Coweta.

The 201 class builds upon the Brain 101 and Trauma 101 classes that were offered in December, but completion of those classes is not required to take the 201 class.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/2GRqHkq 

For more information, call Coweta CASA at 770-253-0046.