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'The Impact of Trauma' starts discussion in Roanoke

Roanoke court officials presented the one-day conference

ROANOKE, Va. – Court officials, school staff and community members gathered Monday in Roanoke to learn better ways to handle trauma.

"The Impact of Trauma" is a one-day conference presented by the Roanoke City and Roanoke County court's Best Practices teams. This is the third year of the conference here in Roanoke. It's designed to help break down trauma and ways it presents itself in children and adults. It is also designed to help lawyers, law enforcement, social workers and schools better interact with clients that have faced trauma. 

"Identifying a trauma and seeing kids and families through a trauma lens will help every agency, including the courts, where I serve, to be better understanding of people with trauma, but then also help get services in place to really make a difference in their lives," said Judge Frank Rogers III.

More than 150 people attended the conference, which is sponsored by Total Action for Progress, Intercept and Children's Trust.