Please RSVP to Diane Tomaz, Director of Family Support Services, at


Wednesday, June 13th
  5:30-7:30 pm

Springfield City Library
Central Library Community Room
 220 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103

This training will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on development and will include concrete strategies of effective ways to respond, instead of react, to challenging behaviors.  In addition, we will discuss how to promote healing and growth through principles of trauma informed parenting.


Ruth Bodian is the Permanency Coordinator with Cambridge Family and Children's Services and was previously the DCF Project Manager for the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project.  She has extensive experience training foster and adoptive parents in trauma informed parenting.  Her engaging trainings incorporate humor and her perspective as an experienced adoptive parent.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. Adults only please.


For questions please contact Diane Tomaz at