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Hudson Valley Community College To Host Nov. 20 Symposium on Social and Emotional Health of Children

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Understanding the impact of childhood trauma on children and families will be the topic of a symposium at Hudson Valley Community College, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

The Teacher Preparation Department in conjunction with the Southern Rural Albany County School and Human Services Partnership will present "The Social and Emotional Development and Well Being of Children and Families," which will feature several workshops and speakers on a variety of topics related to emotional health and wellness in children.

A variety of presenters from the social services, medicine and education will discuss ways to support youth who have been traumatized, outline effective intervention strategies and review studies that point to the impact of childhood trauma on adult health.

For more information, contact the Teacher Preparation Department at (518) 629-7250.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 64,000 alumni.