Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, parent better. When we experience tough times, they help us heal. With each connection, we develop a healthier stronger community.
Connections Matter is an in-person and virtual training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to:
• Improve resiliency,
• Prevent childhood trauma, and
• Understand how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma.
Join the Connections Matter Initiative!
The Connections Matter Georgia (GA) Initiative focuses on effectively educating communities about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and resiliency. Connections Matter GA is a collaboration between the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Georgia. The workshop curriculum is an evidence-informed curriculum, developed using a robust body of literature by Dr. Linda Chamberlain and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, adapted for Georgia specific audiences. View the curriculum evaluation report here.
Access the Workshop for Individuals and Organizations:
- Request a workshop for your group or organization
- Contact your Regional Coordinator who can connect you with a facilitator to conduct training specifically for your group/organization.
- Contact Alex Cory, Connections Matter Georgia Coordinator.