The Impact of Trauma on Women and Girls Across the Lifespan

Health and Human Services is offering a live webcast November 2nd at noon ET: The Impact of Trauma on Women and Girls Across the Lifespan. It’s being billed as “what every health and social service provider needs to know about the importance of providing trauma-informed services to women and girls across the lifespan”. Click here to register for this free event.

From the site:

The impact of violence, abuse, neglect, disaster, war, and other harmful experiences continues long after the traumatic event has ended. Exposure to trauma is a pervasive issue that has significantly impacted the health and well-being of millions of Americans and nearly everyone seeking services in the public health and social services systems. Understanding how trauma affects the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, and physical functioning of the people we care for can improve our services.

Dr. Stephanie Covington, a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer, is the featured speaker. She is a pioneer in the field of women’s issues, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings. Her presentations, staff-development seminars, and technical assistance focus on systems change and the development of caring, compassionate, and empowering therapeutic environments. They provide professionals an opportunity to learn new skills for dealing with personal, institutional, and societal changes and are always in demand, both nationally and internationally.