Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Connections Matter Training: Brain – Relationships – Community
Hosted by the Children’s Mental Health and Wellness Collaborative

WHAT IS CONNECTIONS MATTER? Connections Matter is designed to engage community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency in community members, especially children. The Connections Matter initiative is a collaboration with Prevent Child Abuse Iowa.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Parents, Community Members, Childcare/Family Support Professionals, Non-Profit Professionals, Medical/Human Services Providers, Faith Organizations. 
WHY ATTEND THE TRAINING? Interactive, discussion-based curriculum and better understanding of trauma, brain development, resilience, and health. Concrete knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Action planning and next steps for how you can make a difference. Resources on trauma-informed care and implementation. Strategies for increasing and improving your own connections and tools for strengthening both personal and community resilience. Meeting other community members and building your network.  Building community starts one relationship at a time. 
WHEN: February 21, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm
WHERE: VBCH Community Services Center, Keosauqua

CONTACT/Registration: Julie Dalrymple at

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