Knowledge Center at Chaddock offering free training Feb. 9 for local churches on trauma-informed care


QUINCY — The Knowledge Center at Chaddock will host a free training to help churches and ministry
program staff better care for children in our region who have been through trauma.

Trauma Informed Ministry will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in a state-of-the-art training facility on Chaddock’s main campus in Quincy.

Some kids go to church having experienced challenging events in their young life. These adverse childhood experiences can result in strong thoughts, feelings and challenging behaviors. The “Trauma Informed Ministry” training will help Sunday school teachers, volunteers and staff navigate those situations.

Attendees will hear from The Knowledge Center staff about what trauma is, how it impacts children and some strategies for supporting children and youth in local congregations.

The director of the Knowledge Center, Josh Carlson, will lead this session. Carlson is one of the lead trainers at The Knowledge Center with expertise in the areas of training and coaching related to trauma-informed schools and managing secondary trauma through self-care. He offers workshops in both private and public schools and has spoken regionally and nationally on these topics.

This training session is free to attend with dinner and childcare available. Registration is open on Eventbrite.

Chaddock is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of children suffering from the psychological, emotional and spiritual effects of significant abuse, neglect and trauma. Chaddock’s range of preventative, educational and treatment services to children from birth to age 21 and their families include community-based services, a special education school, in-home intensive programs and residential treatment.

For more information, visit or call 217-222–0034.

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