Free Trauma Training Session Set

Commonwealth Health First Hospital will host a free training session on how to cope with trauma on March 20-21 at Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Kingston.

“Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Lives of Those We Serve” is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The four-hour workshop will be presented twice each day. Participants may register for the 8 a. m. to noon session or the 1 to 5 p. m. event on either day. The presentation will address the widespread impact of trauma in society and help the audience understand the potential paths for healing while suggesting techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. Participants will learn what trauma is and how it affects individuals.

Individuals may register by calling 570-552-3939 or emailing

by March 16.