Announcing a new FREE training resource!

Calling staff leaders at organizations working with youth! United Way of the Mid-South and Knowledge Quest are offering FREE “Supporting Youth: A Trauma Informed Approach”. This day-long training will equip youth-serving organizations to understand the basics of brain development, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress to equip them them to promote youth development programs through a trauma-informed lens. Develop practical tools to help youths’ social emotional skills.

Contact Diana Bedwell to register and receive additional information.

United Way of the Mid-South is making available to trainers a curriculum developed in partnership with the ACE Awareness Foundation to support youth workers in integrating what they have learned about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and resilience into action through a Trauma Informed approach.

The curriculum is a 6 module training series including PowerPoint presentations, speaker notes and handouts.

  1. Learning About Adolescent Development and the Brain
  2. Understanding ACEs and Toxic Stress
  3. Helping Young People Build Social and Emotional Skills
  4. Explaining Trauma, Toxic Stress and the Brain to Youth
  5. Applying Trauma Informed Lens In your Work
  6. Fostering Your Emotional Health


To request access to the curriculum materials and “train the trainer” resources please complete the request.