North Country Partnership for Trauma-Informed System-Building

NCES, working with the North Country Principals Association, is coordinating an effort to build cross-sector trauma-informed system-building. If you and/or organization should be included in this effort, contact Lori Langlois,


North Country Partnership for Trauma-Informed System-Building Conference

Two day conference with Cassie Yackley, Psy.D.

Dates/Time: Monday, September 17, 2018 & Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 8:00 -  4:00
Location: Mountain View Grand, Whitefield, NH

Community members across the country have banded together to address the impacts of adverse childhood experiences which are so prevalent today. They understand that building a trauma-informed, coordinated system of care across sector offers the most promise for success. You are invited to join other partners from the North County in this opportunity to create our own cross-sectional alliance aimed at increasing trauma-competence and improving the pathway from the early identification of trauma in young children through effective intervention. 

This two-day learning session will provide the foundational training in trauma-informed care and will provide participants the chance to develop relationships with others in the region for Trauma-Informed System-Building. Developing “trauma-competence” requires a deep understanding of the neurodevelopmental disruptions that occur as a result of traumatic experiences and must possess the skills to successfully intervene with individuals and in systems in ways that promote resilience and recovery. This conference will focus on building this core knowledge and preparing professionals to employ trauma-sensitive approaches within their role. 

Participants will…

  1. Explain the neurodevelopmental interruptions associated with ACEs and how they impact functioning.
  2. Apply the core principles of trauma theory and interpersonal neurobiology to their practices within their role in the community.
  3. Intervene with traumatized young children and their families in a trauma-sensitive manner, including: the identification of trauma through screening, referrals to appropriate providers/services, and connections with evidence-based mental health practices when necessary.
  4. Identify their capacity and desire to participate in the ongoing work of the Coos County Partnership for Trauma-Informed System Building, including:
    • Participation in an advanced four-hour training preparing him/her to screen children and caregivers for traumatic exposure and impacts.
    • Engagement in the monthly one-hour consultation group via video conference aimed at developing trauma-competence.

Participation eligibility:  School staff and relevant agency personnel within the NCES service area (SAUs 3, 7, 20, 35, 36, 58, 68, 77 & 84 and, as space allows, SAUs 9 and 23).

For: Early childcare  and pre-school directors and lead teachers, home-visiting personnel (ESS, Family Resource Center), kindergarten and grade 1 teachers, early elementary school nurses, counselors, principals, school psychologists and others working with children birth to age 6 who have been traumatized by adverse childhood experiences.

Cost: FREE, including AM refreshments and lunch. You must commit to attending BOTH dates. We reserve the right to ask a school or agency to prioritize x number of seats to maximize region-wide cross-sector representation.

CEUs: Anticipated through NASW. Certificate with hours also provided. You may contact for more information.