A Network Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences by Building Resilience
We are a Hampshire County network addressing the impact of trauma and promoting the healing of individual, group, systemic and historical trauma.
A Trauma-Informed Approach for our Community
We offer community education on the impact of trauma and how we, as a community, can help to prevent or mitigate the effects of trauma whether it’s on the personal, organizational or systems/policy level. We invite you to join us in our mission to create a more trauma-informed Hampshire County!
Recognize the signs of (individual and systemic) trauma, and the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), as well as our resilience and capacity to heal.
Realize that people respond to trauma differently and honor the ways people live and cope with the impact of trauma.
Respond by raising awareness, sharing resources, and instigating policy/systems change.
Prevent retraumatization and support healing.
What We Do
We offer a wide variety of approaches and entry points to the Hampshire County community on how to best understand and support those who have experienced trauma. Our trainings and offerings are designed to help individuals, families, and businesses create a safe and supportive environment for everyone.
This free 1.5 hour training is designed to help organizations, groups, and businesses become more trauma-informed and to take care of themselves as caregivers too. We’ll cover what it means to be trauma-informed, how to build resilience in ourselves and our communities, and how to support each other in times of crisis. The training includes a solid grounding in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey (ACEs). Offered on zoom or in person by experienced facilitators.
Monthly Network Meetings & Learning Opportunities
These meetings provide a space for us to come together and share information and ideas related to trauma-informed care. We tend to alternate between educational/learning sessions, and programmatic/business meetings Whether you’re new to the field or have years of experience, you’ll be sure to find value in these gatherings and enjoy the networking too. Examples of our programs include a showing of the film The Wisdom of Trauma, and a presentation by staff at the newly formed MA Child Trauma Training Center.
Regional Conference Gathering
The Regional Conference Gathering is an event that brings together professionals and lay people alike, who are passionate about creating a trauma informed, sensitive and responsive community. This roughly tri-annual gathering provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, network with others, and gain a better understanding of the latest best thinking around trauma-informed care.
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Our Team is Dedicated to Helping
Through our commitment to providing helpful resources and information about trauma-informed care in the community, we aim for a better understanding of how it can help.
By working together, we can better overcome the obstacles to addressing trauma and help build resilience in our community.
The organization is committed to transparency in its efforts. We are committed to improving, finding the most inclusive form of governance, and reflecting on our limitations so we can keep working to expand and include the richness of what our community has to offer.
A strengths-based approach to advocacy helps build resilience from trauma through empowering people.
We strive to keep diversity and social justice issues at the forefront of our approach to this work and to make everything we do as accessible and welcoming as possible to everyone in the county.