New Animated Series on Childhood Trauma – The Connections Matter Academy

Welcome to episode #1 of The Connections Matter Academy!

What is The Connections Matter Academy?

Why did we create it?

“Child trauma occurs more than you think. More than two-thirds of children reported at least one traumatic event by age 16.” – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Connections Matter Academy is a set of engaging videos designed to educate young people about trauma and how it impacts their life. We created it to inspire teens to begin their healing process, break the cycle of intergenerational trauma, and reach their highest potential through healthy connections with others.

We know our videos are not a magic pill. Still, we believe that imparting this information to teens and young adults can alleviate the impact of their early trauma and improve long-term outcomes for survivors. Children with unprocessed trauma frequently turn to substance abuse to cope with their distress. We hope to interrupt this process with knowledge and skills for recovering from trauma.

The academy provides steps we can take on our healing journey even if we never completely heal from what we’ve been through.

The Academy is appropriate for ages 14+; however, the Connections Matter Academy is also useful for educating adults about childhood trauma.

How can you share It?

We will release the first episode of the Connections Matter Academy on November 3rd, 2022, at 9 am ET. Please stay tuned to Connect Our Kids and Beth Tyson Trauma Consulting on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to receive the link to episode 1 on November 3rd at 9 am.

We will share one video weekly for 12 weeks on Facebook and YouTube. When you see the videos posted on social media, please share them on all platforms such as LinkedIn groups, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, distribution lists, and as far and wide as possible to reach the teens and young adults who need it most!

If you want to be part of our “launch team” and receive a social media kit with social posts ready to cut and paste, please email me at

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement, allowing me to create resources to help our most vulnerable children!

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