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Connections Matter Trainings

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Request a Connections Matter Presentation or Training for Your Community

Connections Matter is a community effort. We want everyone to know that fostering caring relationships with the children, families, and adults in your life matters for developing healthy brains, supportive relationships, and thriving communities. Bring Connections Matter to your civic club, business or workplace, faith community, school, nonprofit, community agency, or any other group that’s interested in learning more about the importance of connections in developing healthy, thriving communities!

Connections Matter Presentations and Trainings

What is the difference between a presentation and a training?

  • PRESENTATIONS are brief introductions to the curriculum and can be anywhere from 15-60 minutes. They are free and can be in-person or virtual.
  • TRAININGS are deeper dives into the curriculum ranging anywhere from 2, 4, or 8 hours long, based on your needs (longer hours can be distributed over two days). There is an associated cost for trainings and they can be in-person or virtual.

Please note: Neither of these offerings certify attendees as Connections Matter Facilitators. If you’re interested in a Training of Facilitators to become a Connections Matter Trainer, please contact LouMecia Staton at lstaton@positivechildhoodalliancenc.org.

What You’ll Receive:

  • In Presentations:
    • Brief introduction to the curriculum with interactive, discussion-based curriculum
    • Better understanding of trauma, brain development, resilience, and health – and how these topics relate to one another
    • Concrete knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • In Trainings:
    • All of the above, and…
    • More interactive discussions
    • Experiential learning activities and exercises
    • Action planning and next steps for how you can make a difference
    • Strategies for increasing and improving your own connections
    • Tools for strengthening both personal and community resilience
    • Possibility for ongoing support from PCANC on next steps
    • and more!

Interested in brining Connections Matter to your community? Please fill out the interest form to be contacted with more information.
We will do our best to meet your request!


For more information about Connections Matter workshops and the public awareness campaign, contact LouMecia Staton, lstaton@preventchildabusenc.org.