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Trauma-Informed Care Support and Resources Available for Parents

Updated: Mar 25, 2022

Trauma-Informed care support and resources are now available to Central Arkansas parents through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. The resources are provided to support parents with children who have been exposed to violence and trauma.

The new training course, The Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care, is provided in partnership with the national Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. The course is designed to help people become familiar with the research surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood exposure to trauma. In addition, Big Brothers Big Sisters created the course to help parents, mentors, adult family members and guardians learn more about the impact exposure to trauma can have on a child.

Throughout five modules, this training will:

● Define trauma and review its prevalence among children and youth

● Identify the potential long-term effects of trauma on a child's development

● Provide ways caring adults can help buffer the effects of trauma and help youth build the skills of resilience

● Help us consider how our own experiences with ACEs may impact them and ways to engage in self-care

This course is free to anyone interested. For more information about this course, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas at 501-374-6661 or

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