What every health and social service provider needs to know about the importance of providing trauma-informed services to women and girls across the lifespan.
The impact of violence, abuse, neglect, disaster, war, and other harmful experiences continues long after the traumatic event has ended. Exposure to trauma is a pervasive issue that has significantly impacted the health and well-being of millions of Americans and nearly everyone seeking services in the public health and social services systems. Understanding how trauma affects the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, and physical functioning of the people we care for can improve our services.
Lifecourse Effects of Trauma in the lives of Girls: Findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
When: December 14th, 2010 at 2:00 PM Eastern.
Speaker: Dr. Valerie J. Edwards
Bio: Valerie J. Edwards is a Research Psychologist in the Emerging Investigations Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and did additional graduate work in developmental psychology and public health at Emory University. For the past ten years, starting as an ATPM fellow, she has worked on the Adverse Childhood Experiences research team. Her interests include the effects of childhood trauma on memory and emotional functioning, as well as physical health outcomes associated with childhood stressors.
Women, Girls & Trauma: A Gender-responsive Approach
Speaker: Dr. Stephanie S. Covington