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18 Mar: An Interview with Audrey Smolkin on the Center on Child Wellbeing & Trauma

The HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) team at Tufts Children’s Hospital interviewed Audrey Smolkin, executive director of the Center on Child Wellbeing & Trauma, on how the Center came to be, how it addresses the needs of children and families in Massachusetts and the purpose of the Center’s website. Audrey shares, “The mission of all of our work, HOPE, and the Center on Child Wellbeing & Trauma needs to be focused on creating an even playing field where we are really all starting from a position of health and ability to contribute to each other.” Read the HOPE interview.

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28 Jan: Free Foundational Training Course Offered in March

In partnership with the Center on Child Wellbeing & Trauma, the Worcester Trauma, Resiliency & Racial Equity Training Institute is offering a free, virtual Foundational Training Course. The four-session series starts March 11, 2022. The training is 10 hours total with up to 60 available spots.
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24 Jan: Launching a New Congregate Care Providers Cohort

The Center for Child Wellbeing & Trauma is collaborating with the Departments of Children and Families and Early Education and Care to assemble a cohort offering free trauma-informed and healing responsive self-assessment and coaching opportunity to congregate care organizations.
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20 Jan: Collaborating for a Healthy Greater Worcester

In partnership with the Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma, the Worcester Trauma, Resiliency & Racial Equity Training Institute offered a series of opportunities to learn to use trauma-informed knowledge and skills to promote racial equity and resilience in Worcester this winter. The sessions covered three areas:
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14 Jan: Family Resource Centers Pilot our Community of Practice Cohort

On November 4, 2021, the Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma (CCWT) kicked off our first Community of Practice Cohort in collaboration with seven Family Resource Centers (FRC) located throughout the state. The CCWT did an assessment and is coaching the FRCs in becoming more trauma-informed and responsive. Learn more about our Assessment and Coaching expertise. The sites that participated in FRC Cohort Community of Practice are:
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03 Nov: Announcing the new Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma

Greetings,

We are thrilled to officially launch the Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma, a joint project between the Office of the Child Advocate and UMass Chan Medical School!

You can learn more about the Center on our new website or by viewing our flyer. The website is full of resources, information, and toolkits aimed at supporting child-serving organizations. It also features trainings and guides that will help promote learning and information sharing. Please help us spread the word by sharing this new website with others who may find it helpful.

As we launch this new Center, we are looking for child-serving organizations interested in becoming more trauma-informed and responsive to partner with us as we build out a variety of training, coaching, and professional learning community pilot projects this year.