Ibeyí No. 001.2 Brother’s Keeper ©Lucious Smith

We are pleased to debut a timely and important new section of the complextrauma.org website: The Complexity of Racial Trauma, co-developed by Foundation Trust Senior Training Associate, Dr. Jana Pressley and our esteemed colleague, Dr. Nancy Nealious.   We welcome you to peruse the new content by clicking the hyperlink above and exploring the additional…

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We are pleased to announce the addition of a new core topic on the complextrauma.org website: Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Insidious Impact of Psychological Maltreatment. We welcome you to peruse the new content by clicking the hyperlink above and exploring the additional related resources listed below.   A Preview of the New Material We…

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The Foundation Trust Spotlight showcases our staff and partners and highlights the important work they are doing to advance resources and services in our programming areas of focus. For our first installment in this series, we are delighted to feature Kaitlyn Marie Wilson, LICSW Training & Resource Development Associate for the foundation.   An important…

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Resource guides recently made available by the Foundation Trust for adults and youth with histories of complex trauma are now available to read and download in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. These resources, developed by trauma experts Drs. Jana Pressley and Joseph Spinazzola, clarify how past complex trauma is relevant to current events and suggest…

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The Foundation Trust is excited to announce the launch of the Complex Trauma Research Scholarship, which was established to provide mentorship and financial support to a graduate student doing empirical research in Psychology or related fields. This new scholarship falls under the purview of the Foundation Trust’s Overcoming Trauma and Adversity track. Within this track,…

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The Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its 2019 charitable funding. In total, more than $280,000 was awarded in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and students in the Greater Boston area. 35 nonprofit organizations representing the 2019 catchment communities of Brockton, Lynn, Medford, Melrose, Revere, and Saugus, in addition to 12 other Massachusetts communities,…

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The Foundation Trust is delighted to welcome Jana Pressley, Psy.D. as Senior Training Associate for the Foundation Trust. Dr. Pressley is the Director of Training and Professional Development for Justice Resource Institute’s Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Richmont Graduate University. Previously, Dr. Pressley was on the faculty in the Department…

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Maria Isabel Clifford at Dana Farber

Isabel’s Health Journey Begins It began in December as a typical child’s cold that never fully went away. Being a conscientious mother, Jessica Clifford, a high school Spanish and ESL teacher from Acton, MA, took her 3-year-old daughter Maria Isabel to the pediatrician just in case. Nothing of concern was identified. By February, it was…

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