Kewaunee County Offers Behavioral Training to Help Children Who Experienced Trauma

The Kewaunee County Department of Human Services and UW-Extension Kewaunee County is offering free training for parents and caregivers who are caring for children who have experienced trauma. The HOPE Committee, which stands for Helping, Outreaching, Preventing and Educating, is organizing a workshop that consists of a series of five sessions that will cover, trauma, stress management, development of healthy behaviors and more.

“The training will help parents and caregivers better understand the behaviors of children who may have experienced some type of trauma, whether it be abuse, neglect, parental divorce or bullying,” said Kewanee County Human Service Director Bob Mattice.

HOPE committee workshop sessions are at the following time: Oct. 14, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; Oct. 19, 5 – 7:30 pm; Oct. 28, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; Nov. 2, 5 – 7:30 pm; and Nov. 11, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

“To maximize the learning potential, we encourage that attendees participate in all five sessions,” said Renee Koenig, UW-Extension Kewaunee County. “This is also an opportunity to earn up to 16 continuing education hours.”

Each session will be held at the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services at 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee (lower parking lot). Food will be provided at each session. Also, free childcare will be made available.

The registration deadline is Oct. 1. To RSVP or for additional information, contact Koenig at 920.388.7137 or [email protected] or Carol Stuebs at Kewaunee County Department of Human Services at 920.388.7165 or [email protected].

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