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Building a Trauma-Informed, Resilient Community
Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for May... "Building a Trauma-Informed, Resilient Community" by Jennifer Parker, PhD, LPC, Director of Child, Youth and Family Initiatives for Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM).

PRESENTATION >> This talk provides a review of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress and the associated lifespan risks, along with a brief discussion of prevention approaches.

CONNECT >> To learn more, call or email Dr. Jennifer Parker... 864-573-5804 / jparker@learnwithsam.org



Past sessions were typically held in person. Yet, during social distancing, we hope this virtual option opens our program up for even more access and sharing.

This event is free to the public. Simply register in advance using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email immediately about how to join our webinar.

Through partnership with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, we offer Continuing Education Credits to social workers and counselors for a $15 fee. Instructions for attaining to follow after completion.

We would also love your feedback. Please complete the survey post event - evaluating our presentation and giving ideas for future speakers or topics.

For questions, please contact Executive Director Maggie Gainey... 864-345-0014 / info@mhaspartanburg.org

May 13, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jennifer Parker
PhD, LPC, Director Child, Youth and Family Initiatives @Spartanburg Academic Movement
Dr. Jennifer Parker leads SAM’s emphasis on child and family health and well-being in its systemic approach to increase economic mobility and educational success for Spartanburg County. Parker served as a psychology professor at USC Upstate and is the Founding Director of the University’s Child Protection Training Center, created to reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences and improve community response to child maltreatment, begun as one of only four in the nation. Parker earned her PhD in Family and Child Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and graduated from the Harvard University Management and Leadership in Education program. She is a graduate of the Diversity Leaders Initiative at the Riley Institute, Spartanburg Regional Fellows, and an SC ACE Interface Master Trainer. She completed “Faith and Racial Equity” training and is pursuing a “Systemic Racism in Child Welfare” certificate through the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.