Childhood trauma is often passed from generation to generation in cycles that are hard to break. Based on data from the 2012 Iowa Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), on average, five out of every 30 students in an Iowa classroom live with a parent that has experienced significant childhood traumas. These experiences may impact a parent’s stress response and can sometimes translate into tumultuous childhoods for their children.


Train the Trainer Workshops
Iowa AEA 267 and Connections Matter are collaborating to bring the foundation of trauma sensitive practices to Iowa schools.  

Who should attend?

  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Administrators
  • Community Support Leaders

Dates and Locations

No trainings are scheduled at this time. To request a training please fill out this form.


Download the white paper for more information on how connections matter in Education.