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A Trauma Informed Look: How Domestic Violence Impacts Cognitive Functioning

Delaware County Intermediate Unit

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

(note the correct time on the event above)

Course Instructor - Marcy Witherspoon, Cross-Systems Training Institute

This course will look at how domestic violence/intimate partner violence impacts the cognitive development of children by exploring how trauma impacts our nervous system. We will also explore how traumatic stress impacts the brain. This workshop will also offer strategies to maximize learning potential for children struggling with adverse experiences

 By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of trauma on cognitive functioning
  • Understand the mechanism by which toxic stress impacts the nervous system and brain functioning
  • Use classroom strategies to improve a child’s cognitive functioning


Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program

Registration is open to all, and is done online through the You will need to create a login through PaKeys to register.

Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990

For the full 2015-2016 Health Federation Keystone Stars course catalog click here - Early Childhood Education Course Catalog


DCIU- 200 Yale Avenue, Morton, PA

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