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Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries

by on August 29, 2019

Join members of the PLA Social Work Task Force on September 24, 2019, for this introduction to the use of trauma-informed approaches in public libraries. A trauma-informed approach generally means understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and working with them to engender trust in libraries. Adopting trauma-informed approaches reduces barriers to library access, makes the library a more welcoming place, and positions the library as part of the solution for many of the issues faced by patrons experiencing trauma.

In this webinar presenters will clarify the concept of trauma-informed approaches; detail what this looks like in a public library environment; and preview how understanding and beginning to implement this approach can aid your community and your library. Get more information and register here.


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