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Implementing Trauma-informed Nutrition with Families and Children

Haruv USA, together with Hudson College of Public Health and the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at OU-Tulsa, invite you to an interprofessional training opportunity facilitated by Leah’s Pantry, a national leader in trauma-informed nutrition.  Open to healthcare professionals, social service providers, and nutrition program administrators, this engaging workshop is designed to bring a fresh perspective to your work. Please join us as we strive to build our collective capacity to support the health and resilience of the communities we serve.

The training will be held in-person at the OU-Tulsa campus Learning Center on April 12, 2023 and is comprised of a morning and afternoon session.  All participants are asked to join us for the morning session, where we will explore the relationship between childhood trauma and nutrition. Those who engage in direct practice or nutrition program planning are invited to participate in the afternoon session, where we will learn how to apply concepts from the morning session into our professional work.

All participants should attend the morning session (9am-12pm). During this time we will explore:

  • The relationship between positive and adverse experiences and nourishment, including a deeper look at the effects of childhood trauma.
  • The professional implications of a practitioner’s/provider’s own relationship to food and self care.

Lunch break (12pm-12:45pm)

  • On-site lunch will be provided.

Afternoon session for direct service practitioners and program planners (12:45pm – 5pm):

  • Basic process and principles of a trauma-informed approach and how these principles may be applied to nutrition education and other community programs.
  • Trauma-informed engagement and facilitation strategies.

All registered participants will also receive access to a brief, self-paced introductory course on trauma-informed nutrition.  Participants are strongly encouraged to complete this course before the workshop. Toward the end of March, a welcome email from the online training platform, TalentLMS, will be sent with more details on how to access these online materials.

For disability accommodation, please contact Esther Stafford: estherstafford@ou.edu