Integrating Trauma Awareness into Agency Practice

Posted by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey on March 30, 2015

In the third session of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Convening to Build Impact series, we invite you to join us and other Impact Partners for “Integrating Trauma Awareness into Agency Practice.”

“Integrating Trauma Awareness into Agency Practice”

  • Diane Wagenhals, Institute for Family Professionals and Lakeside Educational Network
  • Suzanne O’Connor, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

The impact of traumatic experiences can affect the overall well-being of children, adults, families, organizations and communities. What does it mean to be “trauma aware” and how can we integrate this awareness into agency practices?

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:45 – 11 a.m.
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

RSVP today. Space is limited to two program leadership staff per agency and is filled on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees should include key leadership staff in a position to make decisions and affect change.

As a valued Impact Partner, we invite your key leaders and decision makers to join United Way of Convening to Build Impact over the course of the FY15-17 funding cycle. Future topics may include measuring outcomes and nonprofit governance.

Each discussion in the series will include:

  • Current information about an important issue;
  • Examples of how agencies are using this information effectively; and
  • An opportunity to work with colleagues and determine action steps to implement best practices at your organization.

Please plan to attend sessions that apply to your areas of work and organizational needs. Monthly invitations will be distributed with RSVP information for upcoming sessions.

Stay tuned for the next discussion in the series, “Volunteers: An Organizational Asset” to be held in May.

For questions and additional information, please contact Shira Badanes at or 215-665-2503.

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