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The Elephant in the Room: Addressing Trauma in Your Organization 

November 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST


The expression “the elephant in the room” is a metaphor for a problem that everyone acknowledges is there, but no one is sure exactly what it is or what to do. In every organization, trauma is an elephant.

This webinar will highlight the work of Children & Families First (CFF). This multi-service organization has been supporting children and families across Delaware for decades, forging strong relationships with schools and other community partners to offer a wide array of services. Learn how CCF is applying brain science and trauma-informed leadership practices to build resilience within their organization and community partners.

The presenters will review the tools and resources CFF has developed to help community partners learn and apply brain science concepts in their work. Webinar participants will also learn about CFF’s “LeadU” training curriculum, which is focused on applying brain science principles to best practices in staff supervision and development.


  • Learn about Children & Families First, and how their expertise in trauma-informed approaches is the foundation for partnerships across the state
  • How the organization is supporting community leaders, organizations, and schools in embedding key brain science concepts in their work
  • Key components of their LeadU training
  • How the CFF team can support your work

Who Should Participate

Stakeholders in the Social Current network who are contributing to educational success in their communities by supporting students, families, and schools.

  • Executive and senior leaders in strategic partnerships, HR/leadership development, and innovation
  • Management and supervisory staff
  • Program directors
  • Educators
  • School partners



Kiera McGillivray, LMFT

Chief Program Officer of School-Based Initiatives
Children & Families First

Shannon Fisch, LCSW

Compliance & Accreditation Manager
Children & Families First