The Conference is a collaboration between the Children’s Aid Society and The New York Foundling to address this critical issue facing children. The conference theme is the impact of trauma on the education of children and youth. Current research documents the effects of traumatic stress on children and their learning needs. Throughout the conference presenters are invited to discuss the research, and the implications for learning and learning environments. Afternoon workshops are led by practitioners and researchers who will focus on best practices and effective strategies of working with children and youth affected by trauma.