Training, Events & Opportunities

2019 Trainings

Questions? Contact Melissa Dunn at 803.758.6982 or

Askable Adult
Thursday, June 26 | 9:00 am Registration | 9:30 am - 4 pm Training
A lunch break us included in the training.
Led by SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Held at United Way of the Midlands (1818 Blanding St.)
Learn more about the training and register.

Partner Events & More

Resilience Screening & Panel Discussion
Wednesday, June 12 | 6:00 pm
Take a closer look at the issues surrounding the long-term effects of trauma at a screening of the documentary, Resilience. After the film, there will be an opportunity to discuss the issue in our community and how we can help our children build resilience. The discussion will be led by representatives from Resilient RichlandUnited Way of the MidlandsChildren's Trust of SC, and Richland Library.
Held at Richland Library - St. Andrews (2916 Broad River Road)
Click here to register in advance.

Prisma Health Teen Summit: The Unaltered Tour
Friday, June 14 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
You’re invited to experience an unforgettable day of entertainment, lively discussions, a Chick-fil-A lunch, Baskin Robbins ice cream and more. Topics covered include relationships, college life, social media and more, along with entertainment from Unaltered Ministries. Transportation is available from the Lower Richland and Sumter communities. Please register for the event and transportation, if needed, at 803-296-CARE (2273). To learn more, visit
Held at Dreher High School located at 3319 Milwood Avenue, Columbia SC

PACT @ MTC Summer Career Institute (Prioritizing Academics and Career Training at Midlands Technical College)
Monday, July 15 - Tuesday, July 16 | 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Airport Campus | Academic Center
Current and former foster youth and unaccompanied youth, ages 16-21, are invited to this free interactive career institute. Topics include career growth, financial literacy, healthy relationships, and setting goals. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with sessions from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided each day for participants and chaperones. Each registered participant will receive a free T-shirt. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone; for participants coming as a group, there should be at least one chaperone for each seven participants. Participants over the age of 18 may bring one adult with them, but it is not required. Deadline to register is June 21. Institute is limited to 60 participants. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Rawls at 803.822.3799. ​Click here to register before June 21.

Boys in the Hood: Exploring Origins of Trauma, Its Implications and Treatment Options
Thursday, July 27 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join several providers for a panel discussion on learning to lead the shift from a punitive response to healing interventions and positive change. An interactive training for mental health professionals, law enforcement officials, social workers, case managers, para-professionals, clergy, community members, educators, foster parents, and direct care staff who will receive information on the long-term impact of trauma on at-risk Black and Brown boys who receive mental health services. 
Held at Midlands Technical College, Northeast Campus (151 Powell Road)
Click here to learn more about the event and to register.


To learn more about the effects of trauma, see our list of suggested books below. 

Signature Sponsors

United Way of the Midlands logo

Children's Trust of South Carolina

Sisters of Charity