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(EVENT IS FULL) Addressing the Root Causes of Childhood Trauma
A community dialogue with Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, Co-author of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment

Friday, February 23, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Note: This event is full. We are offering a second discussion on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Please join us then!

Please join us for this critical conversation
with Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, co-author and Santa Fe Community Foundation staff member.

We need to do things drastically differently. The magnitude of the epidemic of childhood trauma means that we must disrupt the current systems that allow childhood trauma and maltreatment to grow. Everything we've been doing has led to where we are today with alarmingly high rates of childhood adversity, abuse and neglect.

We need to ensure that our most vulnerable children and parents have access to trauma-informed behavioral health care as well as other vital services that can strengthen a family. We detail in the book the ten key community services that are vital and how they strengthen families. Our book offers a way to address the root causes of childhood trauma. After years of working with child welfare systems across the country to create a data-driven approach to addressing child maltreatment, we provide a blueprint for strengthening systems of care that prevent childhood adversity, neglect and abuse before it happens.

Our main thesis, quite simply, is that protecting all our children is entirely possible, but only when we know the scope of the challenges families face. The book provides a detailed, data-driven analysis of the scope of the problem and how to strengthen systems designed to protect our children. The proven strategies proposed have the power to heal families, illustrating how we can all take courageous and compassionate steps toward designing child-friendly, trauma-free communities.

KatherineCourtneyDr. Katherine Ortega Courtney is currently the Director of Collective Impact Initiatives at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, supporting Opportunity Santa Fe: Birth to Career. Katherine has over a decade of experience in the fields of Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice. An advocate for data-informed decision-making, she helped to lead the effort to develop Continuous Quality Improvement throughout New Mexico Child Protective Services. Katherine is the co-author of the book “Anna Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment”, and is passionate about collaboration and systematic change to improve the lives of children and their families.

Katherine grew up in northern New Mexico, and did her undergraduate studies at UNM. She graduated with a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University (TCU) where she studied at the Institute of Behavioral Research. Her doctoral dissertation focused on organizational change in substance abuse treatment. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, yoga, hunting down the best restaurants in every city, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Location: Santa Fe Community Foundation
501 Halona Street, Santa Fe
Fees: No charge. Please register below
Contact:; 505.988.9715
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