FRANKLIN — Executive Director Margie Daniels and the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) are pleased to announce that more than 350 educators are attending the April 23 hybrid conference on navigating trauma and loss in schools. 


Tuesday, April 23, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, 1050 Westminster St., Fitchburg


  • Vanja Pejic, Ph.D. Attending psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School
  • Kate Tetuan Parent, LICSW Associate Director of the School-Based Programming at Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships


Traumatic stress and loss affect approximately 1 in 4 children throughout their childhood and adolescence. It is important for educators to understand how trauma affects students and learn best practices to support them. This conference will discuss the developmental impact of childhood trauma, both in the moment and over time, as well as explore interventions across a multitiered system of support.

Participants will learn through content, discussion and activity and leave with tangible strategies and a plan for next steps for themselves and their schools.

“Traumatic stress and loss profoundly impacts schools and communities, with educators and public safety professionals being ‘first responders’ when tragedies occur,” said Director Daniels. “This conference will focus on the developmental impact both in the moment and over time and will also explore interventions across multi-tiered systems of support.”

About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth. MPY Programming reaches nearly 6,000 educators per year in Massachusetts, spread across approximately 300 districts, with more than 150 webinars and over a dozen conferences. 

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. To learn more, visit:

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