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november, 2014

10nov8:30 am4:15 pmFriend of CCGP Event at JFCS


(Monday) 8:30 am - 4:15 pm


JFCS Arch Street Office

2100 Arch Street • 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

Event Details

The Upside Down Organization is Coming to Philadelphia!

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 | Morning & Afternoon Sessions!


8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Understanding the Traumatized Brain

Using Neuroscience to Design Trauma-Informed Practices for Children and Youth

Key discoveries in neuroscience have revealed a more comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of the impact of trauma on the developing brain. With incredible specificity, scientists have mapped how the experience of trauma in childhood changes the growing brain and predisposes it to psychiatric disorders in adulthood. Trauma produces severe stress in the brain. This workshop makes “brain science” understandable and accessible to non-scientists so that the importance and usefulness of these brain-based discoveries can be shared and utilized across the helping professions.

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1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Beyond Poverty

Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty

Poverty has a synergistic and pervasive impact on developing brains. In this workshop, participants will learn about the specific differences developing brains exposed to poverty experience, the impact of those differences at both school and home, and the unique interventions that can be used to overcome poverty’s effects. New research on the brain’s ability to change and grow through exposure to environmental stimulus offers exciting new approaches and strategies for educators, parents and child-serving professionals working with children from impoverished backgrounds.

Cost: Only $99.00 per Session!

SPECIAL — $179.00 to attend BOTH Sessions!

Led by Frank Kros,

international speaker and President of The Upside Down Organization

These workshops are “must-haves” for any child-serving professional!

Neuroscience discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how the brains of our children develop, learn and grow. Neuroscience specifically details the impact of trauma on young brains and outlines the fundamental practices required to heal and enhanced the traumatized minds. These workshops will provide you with valuable information, tools and strategies that you can put to use immediately and help to better serve the children and youth you mentor and care for on a daily basis.

Register today by visiting the UDO website at

(Open Workshops TAB) or by calling the office at


A B O U T your P R E S E N T E R :


Frank is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, college professor, attorney, writer and speaker. Frank currently serves as president of The Upside Down Organization (UDO), Director of the National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and executive vice president of The Children’s Guild, a multiservice children’s organization headquartered in Maryland. Frank is a worldwide speaker and presents seminars to parents, educators, child-serving professionals and their leaders on various topics including brain-based learning, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), neuroscience of the teenage brain and brain-compatible organizational leadership.

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