Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network Virtual Meeting

Posted by Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network on June 1, 2015

The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) invites you to attend the PSAYDN Virtual Summer Quarterly Meeting. The meeting will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) and will start promptly at 10:30 a.m.; please sign in beginning at 10:15 a.m.

The goals of the meeting:

· Share PSAYDN’s current work and accomplishments in our core areas of policy, sustainability and quality

· Solicit members’ input on and involvement in upcoming projects and events

· Increase participants knowledge about trauma and its impact on children and families

This session will be utilizing the GoToWebinar platform. You will be able to participate in the meeting from your personal computer or mobile device – iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet (including Kindle Fire) or Windows 8/Windows RT device.

The Spotlight portion of the meeting is entitled “Trauma: Its Impact on Children and Families”. The presenter will be Veirdre Jackson, Director, Professional Development Dimensions.

Each year in the United States approximately five million children experience some form of traumatic experience. Traumatic experiences can have a devastating impact on the child, altering their physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. As school age providers and teachers, it is very probable that a trauma impacted child resides in your program. Participants will investigate how trauma impacts the child and gain a better understanding of how to support the child as they begin to heal. School age staff can make a difference in the life of their students by teaching them how to deal with stress and strengthen them so they can bounce back from disappointment, fear or anger. Learn how to help youth focus on individual strengths and build skills in dealing with others. Learn how to develop youth strengths and use asset-building learning activities as part of your curriculum.

Please register for PSAYDN Virtual Quarterly Meeting, “Trauma: Its Impact on Children and Families” on June 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM EDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Allen at (717) 763-1661, ext. 205 or via email at

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