Foundation Trust Emerging Artist Fellowship Applications Due October 25

The Foundation Trust is excited to share that applications are currently being accepted for the Foundation Trust 2021 Emerging Artist Fellowship Award at Follow Your Art Community Studios in Melrose, MA. Through this fellowship, The Foundation Trust seeks to advance inclusivity in the arts across cultural, neurological, and gender identities.   The fellowship supports a…

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New Essay Available on the Complexity of Racial Trauma

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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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New Content Released on the Impact of Psychological Maltreatment

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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Foundation Trust Spotlight: Spotlight on Kaitlyn Marie Wilson, LICSW

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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Foundation Trust Grant Allows for 34 New Trees in Saugus

Originally featured in the July 3, 2020 Saugus Advocate. Story and photos by Tara Vocino; reprinted with permission from the Saugus Advocate Thirty-four trees were planted in 22 locations on 10 different streets, resulting from a $20,000 grant from the Foundation Trust, awarded to Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE).   According to Dr.…

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Foundation Trust Congratulates Recipient of Dante Dieso Scholarship

The Foundation Trust commends Noah Anthony, the recipient of the Dante Dieso Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Noah just finished his freshman year at Questrom, where he is studying for his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. Noah hails from a family of five in Waterbury,…

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Now Available in English, Spanish, French, & Portuguese: COVID-19 Coping Strategies for Adults and Youth with a History of Complex Trauma

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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Elevating At-risk Youth and Communities: Recently Funded Initiatives

The Foundation Trust recently announced its inaugural grant and scholarship recipients. In total, $284,813 was awarded in 2019 to over 35 nonprofit organizations in select communities in Greater Boston. Grants were awarded in each of the Foundation Trust’s priority tracks: Overcoming trauma and adversity, Elevating high-risk youth and communities, Restoring dignity and quality of care…

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