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The Community Partnership of the Ozarks is hosting a conference Friday that will center on issues that surround childhood trauma. KSMU’s Amber Carr has details.
227 people had registered for The Hidden Impact Conference as of Tuesday afternoon.
Dana Carroll is the ‘every child promise’ advocate for CPO.
“In reality we see that…we feel that children are being disrespectful or aggressive or, you know, appositionally defiant. In reality, they’re hurting from trauma and so it’ s shifting our view of what that really is and not giving up on a child but understanding that there is some healing that has to happen.”
According to Carroll, some of the topics that will be discussed include: greater awareness of childhood trauma, human trafficking, and the ACE Study; the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study that assesses the relationship between childhood trauma and health problems as an adults.
“I think it’s the most important that people understand how devastating trauma can be on a child and how what we see on the outside is probably not what children are really dealing with on the inside,” explained Carroll.
The Hidden Impact Conference is scheduled Friday, July 26th.
You can learn more about the conference by clicking here.
For KSMU News, I’m Amber Carr.