Community Building Institute of Middletown

Community Building Institute of Middletown Provides Trauma Free World’s On-Demand Curriculum to Staff to Better Support Local Vulnerable Children and Families

The asset-based community development organization, created in 2009 after Forbes Magazine noted Middletown, Ohio as one of America’s 10 fastest dying cities, implements Trauma Free World’s All Access Pass training for 20 members of its staff. Through its new partnership, the organization seeks to better support children, families and neighborhoods dealing with complex trauma.

Cincinnati, OH – May 12, 2020Trauma Free World, the 501 (c) (3) organization t

Trauma Free World, the 501 (c) (3) organization that provides world-class on-demand, live-stream and in-person resources to train adults to care for and support children who have experienced trauma, announced today that they have partnered with Community Builders Institute of Middletown (CBIM) in Ohio. The nonprofit purchased 20 All Access Passes from Trauma Free World (TFW) to better train its staff members using the virtual, on-demand trauma training curriculum. By providing unlimited access to every course in their on-demand library  for an entire year , the staff will learn how to implement the principles and practices of trauma-informed care and improve their support for children and families in the Middletown area.

“We work with vulnerable children in one of the most economically disadvantaged cities in Ohio and we contacted Trauma Free World after realizing how prevalent trauma is in our day-to-day work,” said Karin Maney, executive director of Community Builders Institute of Middletown. “TFW’s curriculum is helping us better support families through our early childhood education and after school/community services. By combining trauma-informed principles with our trusted presence in the community, we are creating an even more powerful impact for those we serve.”

“It’s exciting to see our trauma-informed training being implemented and achieving results in Middletown,” said Rob Hall, president of Trauma Free World. “By training CBIM’s staff in trauma-informed practices they are more equipped to break the cycle of childhood and intergenerational trauma – working to fulfill the goal of revitalizing Middletown now and for generations to come.”

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About Trauma Free World

Founded in 2020, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Trauma Free World (TFW) is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to break the cycle of childhood trauma by providing world-class resources through on-demand, live-stream and in-person trauma training that is accessible to anyone – regardless of their literacy level, culture or location. To date, TFW has trained more than 3,500 people from 72 countries, representing over 1,000 organizations to engage with children in supportive, transformative ways which promote healing. More than 250,000 children have benefited so far and the organization plans on exponentially increasing its healing reach in 2021.

About Community Builders Institute of Middletown 

The Community Building Institute Middletown, Inc. is an asset-based community development organization created in 2009 after Forbes Magazine wrote an article noting Middletown, Ohio as one of the United States’ 10 fastest dying cities. Prompted by that article, Dr. Kelly Cowan, former Dean of the Miami University Middletown, partnered with the Community Building Institute out of Xavier University, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the Middletown Community Foundation to create Community Building Institute Middletown. CBI is passionate to see Middletown transform one child, one family, one neighborhood at a time. The goals for Middletown are to see children adequately prepared to enter kindergarten, students reading on grade level by the third grade, youth set up for success post-graduation through college and career preparedness and for families in poverty to be moved to self-sufficiency. By helping families at every generational level, we affect the community as a whole through sustainable programs that revitalize the Middletown area. Visit to learn more.

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