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Trauma conference to feature noted clinical psychologist and documentary filmmaker as keynote speakers

It will be held July 23-25, with post-conference workshops July 26, at the East Falls Philadelphia Campus of Thomas Jefferson University.

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

A noted clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a documentary filmmaker and author will be keynote speakers at the 2nd annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference.

It will be held July 23-25, with post-conference workshops July 26, at the East Falls Philadelphia Campus of Thomas Jefferson University.

Howard Stevenson is Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education at Penn’s Graduate School of Education. Lee Mun Wah is a community educator and diversity trainer who heads the San Francisco firm of StirFry Seminars & Consulting.

They will address social service providers, educators, health practitioners and community members at the conference, “Preventing Childhood Trauma and its Impact Across the Lifespan.”

Lead conference organizer Jeanne Felter said that although the conference will once again cover the basics of dealing with trauma, those workshops will be condensed to allow more emphasis on trauma prevention.

It will also concentrate on preventing vicarious trauma, a frequent problem for teachers, social workers, and others dealing with traumatized individuals.

For more information on the seminar, including continuing education credits, click here.

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