Free Workshops: Experiencing Trauma in Childhood


Old Dominion University is hosting a free, three-part series of workshops on “Experiencing Trauma in Childhood: Personal and Social Effects and What Individuals and Communities Can Do to Prevent It and Help Those Who Suffer.”

Part One is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and features Dr. Judith L. Herman, author of the book “Trauma and Recovery” and clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The live video conference will take place 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hampton/Newport News Room at ODU’s Webb Center.

Dr. John Briere will speak at the second workshop, on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hampton/Newport News Room at the Webb Center. Briere is an associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Wrapping up the series, Dr. Bruce Perry will speak on Wednesday, March 3, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Webb Center’s North Cafeteria. Perry is a senior fellow at the Child Trauma Academy and author of “The Boy Who Grew Up as a Dog: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us about Loss, Love and Healing.”

The series is sponsored by In Support of Children, a nonprofit student service organization at ODU; Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters; Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads; and Kohl’s.