Childhood Trauma: Causes, Consequences, and Creating Trauma-informed Counties

Feb. 23, 2016 , 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2016 NACo Legislative Conference
Educational Workshop Block IV, Lincoln 4 (Exhibition Level)

During a child’s formative years, when the brain has not fully developed, toxic stress can have a traumatic impact on basic biological processes, leading to social and behavioral problems in childhood and an increased susceptibility to illness and drug and alcohol abuse in adulthood. In this session, attendees will hear from experts on the causes and consequences of childhood trauma, and from county leaders on the work that counties are doing to become “trauma-informed” so that they can best serve the needs of individuals who have been exposed to traumatic experiences in childhood.