VIRTUAL PRE-SUMMIT ROUNDTABLE  Wednesday, April 26 • 6:30 to 8:00 pm
TWO-DAY IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL SUMMIT  Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28

Summit Registration (both days) 8:00 am
Summit Program (both days) 8:30 am to 5 pm
The McKimmon Conference and Training Center NC State University, Raleigh, NC

For more details including the agenda, download the brochure: Trauma Summit Brochure - Final Revised V4 4.14.23.pdf

FRONTIER ( in the FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill brings to you this statewide Summit, Leveraging North Carolina’s Assets to Prevent Child Trauma.

Momentum is growing in NC for building trauma-informed systems that strengthen resilience and weed out systemic and often intergenerational sources of child trauma. To advance this work, it is critical that community-research-policy partnerships are forged to promote the widespread adoption of science-based strategies and encourage a transformational shift from a reactive to a preventative approach.

This inaugural Statewide Trauma Summit will stimulate dialogue between community stakeholders and members, researchers, practitioners and clinicians, and legislators and agency officials to advance these objectives and inform a strategic plan for NC to implement best practices within well-oiled delivery systems focused on preventing child trauma.

Installing multilevel solution-based strategies into mindsets, practices, and policies is essential to the health, development, and wellbeing of NC's most important asset – our children.

The summit begins with a virtual dialogue between community representatives, clinicians, researchers and agency officials to set the stage, defining trauma from their perspective and discussing their approach to its prevention. The in-person and virtual summit event takes place at NC State University, Raleigh NC.

Continuing Education Requirements

This summit is eligible for 4 APA CE Credits

    1. Verification Instructions

    1. Summit Evaluation

Summit at a Glance

  • Register online at
  • Two-Day In-person or Live Webinar: April 27 & 28
  • 4 APA continuing education credits will be offered for attending the morning sessions on April 27th

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the effects of early life experiences on children’s brain development and health, and trauma’s intergenerational effects on mental health across the lifespan.

  • Discuss the role of partnerships between the community, researchers and policymakers in preventing exposure to adverse experiences and strengthening resilience.

  • Explore social and racial inequities and involvement with the child welfare, educational, health care, and justice systems, as trauma and opportunities for population level change to promote equity.

  • Identify systems change from an implementation standpoint.

  • Explain evidence-based policy change and legislative efforts and opportunities to address trauma, informed by prevention science, with NC’s opioid use prevention policy as an example.

  • List the costs and the benefits of supporting families to prevent trauma.

Pricing options

Select the pricing option that fits you best. *Note: This purchase is only for APA continuing education credit. Summit registration payment is still required through

APA Continuing Education Credit

This summit is eligible for 4 CE's

Those seeking APA CE credit must attend the entire morning of April 27th (8:30 am - 12:00 pm) to receive CE credit. You must sign in at the beginning of the summit and at noon to confirm your attendance for the entire morning. There will be a dedicated attendance form for attendees who want to receive CE credit at the registration table. An event worker will also need to sign the attendance form. A photo of the form will need to be uploaded on this site for attendance verification. If you are not able to stay until 12:00 pm, you will not receive credit. Virtual attendance will be verified through the online platform.

Cancellations and Refunds: Registrants cancelling before April 26, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refunds or CE credits will be given for no shows or cancellations received on or after April 26, 2023.

Questions? Contact Jessica Stavig at [email protected]

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