When: Wed., Jan. 31, 8:30-11 a.m. 2018
This is the first of three sessions that comprise the 2018 Lora M. Robins Speaker Series presented by Leadership Metro Richmond and the Robins Foundation. This year’s series is titled Barriers to Learning: How Trauma Impacts RVA Children, Trauma is prevalent in the lives of our children. It affects learning, school performance and behaviors. Traumatic stress can undermine the ability for children to form relationships, regulate their emotions and impairs their cognitive functions. As community leaders we need a deeper understanding and various perspectives on why our children are not thriving, the challenges they are facing and how we need to respond. In this presentation, Dr. Sampson-Jackson defines child traumatic stress, including types of traumatic stress that can exist among children, the impact of trauma on the developing brain across developmental stages, and behavioral manifestations related to traumatic experiences.