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Helping Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Updated May 27, 2016 6:31 AM
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(BLOOMFIELD) - It's in the headlines nearly every day: a child experiencing some sort of trauma. Whether it be violence, abuse, a car crash or bullying, trauma can change young lives forever. It also changes the ways in which adults must approach children in order to form positive relationships.

That's why the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is partnering with Purdue Extension Greene County to host a seminar on how adults can learn to see the world in the same way children affected by trauma see it. The event is part of IYI's Youth Worker Café series. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 at the Green County Community Event Center, located at the Greene County 4-H Fairgrounds, 4503 West State Road 54 in Bloomfield.

Christa Turpin is the women's advocate at Middle Way House, Inc. Turpin will help attendees understand how traumatic experiences can alter a child's belief system and the way that young person sees the world. Attendees will learn ways to help children cope with trauma and develop appropriate coping skills.

The forum and lunch are free, but reservations are required. Please RSVP at If you have trouble with the link, contact IYI Statewide Outreach Manager Debbie Jones at

Youth Worker Cafes are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children. This event is funded in part by Old National Bank Foundation. For more information on this Youth Worker Café, contact IYI Southwest Indiana Outreach Manager Joe Shrode at

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