Session Track

Effects of Trauma on the Developing Child

Experience Level


Session Time

June 27

Traumatic exposures - particularly complex trauma in childhood - can lead to a host of challenging behaviors associated with struggles in relationships, disengagement from school, involvement in the justice system, and poor health outcomes across the lifespan and over generations. Participants will learn how physiological responses to chronic stress such as domestic violence can have a profound impact on human development; how subsequent adaptive skills can push victims away from protective influences such as school and work; and how schools, social service agencies, courts, and allied systems can become more trauma-informed at all points of contact with children, youth, and families.

12:00pm to 1:10pm


Diamond 4