Upcoming Events

 

DES MOINES, IA

Connections Matter in Education Trainings

Connections Matter is a community-based initiative that explores how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain's ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. We utilize an evidence-based program, along with real-world and concrete examples, to demonstrate how ACEs adversely affect brain development and health outcomes - and how caring connections serve as a primary buffer in the negative effects of trauma.

In our education trainings, specifically, we show the impacts that high levels of stress have on  student academic performance and social outcomes. We explore - through discussion, activities, a film screening, and action planning - how school communities can come together to create a common language around trauma and resilience, and begin taking steps toward creating more compassionate, trauma-sensitive environments. It is our ultimate goal to see all members of a school - students, faculty, and families - succeed.

Who should attend? Educators, administrators, school counselors, community support leaders, special education, AEA, at-risk personnel, learning supports personnel

 

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, January 19 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

West Des Moines Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Pkwy, WDM, IA 50265

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KEOSAUQUA, IA

Connections Matter Trainings

Connections Matter is a community-based initiative that invites attendees to explore how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain's ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. In this training, we explore topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, brain development, and resilience. We will teach you how these topics intersect with one another, and, most importantly, how you can apply these concepts within your own life and your respective communities. Connections Matter ultimately strives to promote the building of more resilient, compassionate, and trauma-informed communities - thus allowing all children and individuals to succeed.

Who should attend? Parents, community members, childcare/family support professionals, non-profit professionals, medical/human services providers, faith organizations

 

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, February 21 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Villages Community Services Center - Van Buren County Hospital, 304 Franklin St., Keosauqua, IA 52565

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Resilience Screenings

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, March 7 - 6:00 - 7:30pm

Roberts Memorial Center, 20497 IA-1, Keosauqua, IA 52565

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Fairfield, IA

Connections Matter Trainings

Connections Matter is a community-based initiative that invites attendees to explore how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain's ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. In this training, we explore topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, brain development, and resilience. We will teach you how these topics intersect with one another, and, most importantly, how you can apply these concepts within your own life and your respective communities. Connections Matter ultimately strives to promote the building of more resilient, compassionate, and trauma-informed communities - thus allowing all children and individuals to succeed.

Who should attend? Parents, community members, childcare/family support professionals, non-profit professionals, medical/human services providers, faith organizations

 

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, February 13 - 5:00 - 7:00pm

AmericInn Hotel & Suites, 2104 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA  52556

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Resilience Screenings

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, January 18 - 3:30 - 5:00pm

Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, 200 N. Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556

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Wednesday, February 7 - 5:00 - 6:30pm

AmericInn Hotel & Suites, 2104 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA  52556

RSVP Here


Connections Matter Trainings

Connections Matter is a community-based initiative that invites attendees to explore how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain's ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. In this training, we explore topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, brain development, and resilience. We will teach you how these topics intersect with one another, and, most importantly, how you can apply these concepts within your own life and your respective communities. Connections Matter ultimately strives to promote the building of more resilient, compassionate, and trauma-informed communities - thus allowing all children and individuals to succeed.

Who should attend? Parents, community members, childcare/family support professionals, non-profit professionals, medical/human services providers, faith organizations

 

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, January 30 - 5:00 - 7:00pm

Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W. 4th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Wednesday, February 28 - 5:00 - 7:00pm

Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W. 4th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Ottumwa, IA


Resilience Screenings

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, January 24 - 5:00 - 6:30pm

Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W. 4th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Tuesday, February 20 - 5:00 - 6:30pm

Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W. 4th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501

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