Join us for our next Wake Up Watauga, hosted by the Dan’l Boone Inn. The topic will be how trauma affects communities and how businesses can be a part of the solution, and Denise Presnell, School Social Worker for Watauga County Schools, will be presenting:
• Information on the emotional, physical and financial effects of trauma on children, adults, families and communities
•Ways businesses can support children and families to more effectively prevent trauma and strengthen our community as a whole.
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, in western NC one quarter of adolescents (9-16 years old) have experienced at least one potentially traumatic event in their lifetime, with 6 percent of those being in the last three months. The same study showed that in NC more than 68% of children and adolescents had been exposed to a potentially tragic event by the age of 16 (to learn more about this study, visit http://www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/facts-and-figures). We need to do a better job of protecting our children from traumatic events, and learn how our businesses can be part of the solution.
We hope you’ll join us for next month’s Wake Up Watauga, and become an active part of the community working to help the children in our area. Light breakfast will be provided by the Dan’l Boone Inn.
When: 7:30 – 9am, April 25th
Where: Dan’l Boone Inn, 130 Hardin St