Gwinnett Coalition Partners with Gwinnett Rotarians Partner to Protect Our Children
Gwinnett County Rotary Clubs are working with Resilient Gwinnett to prevent trauma exposure and protect our children by participating in trauma awareness and prevention education.
Why Trauma Prevention Matters
Nearly half of all U.S. children have experienced at least one traumatic event, often referred to as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), and Connections Matter Georgia reports that three out of five Georgians have experienced childhood trauma.
As a leading underlying cause of many health issues, trauma exposure is a major public health matter that is particularly devastating in childhood and adolescence. ACEs disrupt critical brain development and cause adverse health outcomes, including impaired cognitive ability and emotional functioning. What’s more, the resulting negative mental and physical outcomes diminish individual’s quality of life, burden every community system, and cost the U.S. billions of dollars each year.
The good news is that prevention and intervention of traumatic events is possible through education and implementation of trauma-informed practices. Utilizing trauma-informed techniques is effective in preventing trauma exposure and delivering timely interventions that promote healing and disrupt harmful practices. If you work with or serve our youth, you can protect them and advance their well-being by practicing trauma-informed care.
Take the first step in becoming trauma-informed: Attend a Resilient Gwinnett Stewards of Children® training session, and learn about trauma awareness, protecting our children, and preventing abuse. It’s free in August and September. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today.