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Informed Trauma Project

The Informed Trauma Project Team’s goal is to create a collaborative network in the community to educate and inform on the effects of trauma in our children. The team is developing resources and a framework for toolkits to assist foster parents, teachers, volunteers, churches, etc. who work with children who have experienced trauma. 


  • Representing Wisdom Project, the team began a partnership with the Hall-Dawson County CASA to sponsor an internship with Brenau University doctoral student, Korina Silva, as she was completing her doctoral capstone project.
  • Korina, who has since received her Ph.D., worked side-by-side with CASA, took part in panel discussions, and organized a three-part Zoom meeting book club utilizing the book, "What Happened to You." 
  • The team determined training needs for the project with a vision to create trauma-informed community spaces that can provide the education and support needed for foster children and those who have experienced trauma in their lives. 
  • They have developed a digital resource book club on the topic of trauma with Brenau, UNG and Lanier Tech students enrolled in medical related classes. The material developed was deemed important enough that the Occupational Therapy program at Brenau will include the material in their curriculum. CASA will continue to use the material for future training purposes.