Shawn is the founder of Chester Street Foundation.
Our strategy to fulfill our mission to heal the hearts and minds of abused children is to offer a full range of research, education, and recovery programs. Our audiences include members of our community, teachers, caregivers, and children in recovery from the trauma of abuse.
We will customize our programs to help our different constituents understand the science behind trauma. It’s not just about hurt feelings and troubling emotions; it’s much deeper and is rooted physiologically. Trauma remains wired in the body and brain. Whenever it triggers its victims, it causes them to relive the panic and terror of their original trauma over and over.