Celebrating 40 years of Children’s Trust

October 6, 2-5pm
Sunday Funday
at Parkway Brewing Company
Music by ThornRose; RunAbout Sports Fun Run 1:30pm

November 12, 6:30-8:30pm at The Jefferson Center

Trauma -Informed Care training by Decca Knight, MAEd, LPSC, CTP-C
Interacting with children affected by trauma can be challenging and frustrating for parents, counselors, educators, social workers, etc. On the surface, many who have experienced trauma appear to be hyperactive, inattentive, learning disabled, or defiant. The symptoms and behavior, however, may be the result of trauma’s impact. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the following:

  • Definition of trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study
  • The neurobiology of trauma
  • Behavioral and emotional presentation
  • Expression of trauma through implicit and explicit memory
  • The spectrum of trauma’s impact on social, emotional, and academic domains
    BIO: Decca Knight is Owner of Blue Ridge Parenting and Consulting, Co-Owner of Connected Child Consulting, and the Coordinator or Trauma-Informed Care for Roanoke City Schools. Decca is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional School Counselor, and Certified Trauma Practitioner – Clinical. She has worked in schools and in private practice and partners with various agencies and organizations throughout SW Virginia and beyond.


January 14 2020 Fitzpatrick Hall, Jefferson Center

Roanoke Children’s Trust In Partnership With
The National Council for Behavioral Health

ACE’s Are Not Destiny
Seminar Overview of trauma, its Impact and Effects, Trauma and the Human Stress Response, Trauma Prevalence and Research, Trauma and Addictions, Becoming Trauma-Informed in Our Daily Work

January 30, 7:00pm The Spot on Kirk
Hoot and Holler: Our Stories. Out Loud.
Stories told live by child abuse survivors and and child abuse advocacy professionals.

April 2, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm Elmwood Amphitheatre Roanoke
Save Jane
Children’s Trust will read 14,246 names of children affected by child abuse in 2019 in our 3600 square mile service area. We will read for over 15 hours, until every name has been read. The children will be identified as Jane or John Doe. The reading is to remind our community there are real children and stories behind each name and that Children’s Trust s fights for them.

April 24, 2020 Noon
Golden Halo 2020 Awards Luncheon
at Fitzpatrick Hall at The Jefferson Center

May 2, 2020 7:30 pm
Cabaret Night with Abe Reybold
at The Patrick Henry Ballroom