Preconference Institute: Trauma Responsive Afterschool

Trauma is one of the key contributing factors underlying serious behavioral and physical health issues, which contributes to problematic behaviors, poor academic performance, and negative long-term health outcomes for many children. Trauma informed afterschool staff, and programs equipped to be trauma responsive, can provide engaging experiences that build youth resilience for improved health and educational outcomes.


The Preconference Institute: Trauma Responsive Afterschool will be held on November 28, prior to the regular 2-day Alaska Afterschool Conference on November 29-30. The Preconference Institute is geared toward all afterschool program types, and will be provided by Wisconsin Afterschool Network, a program of Marshfield Health System . Space is limited to 50 participants and organizations should consider taking a select, collaborative team approach when attending this Institute. The Preconference Institute will be from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm, and participants are encouraged to engage in conference program site visits starting at 3:00 pm.


Preconference Institute: Trauma Responsive Afterschool ($35) registration closes at capacity.