Preventing and Treating Trauma with Work on Well-Being and Resilience


Well-being is far from a luxury to address after working on basic needs; it is an effective, preventive treatment in its own right. This presentation will discuss new approaches to the work on well-being and resilience in people exposed to traumatic experiences.

Learning Objectives:

By attending this presentation:

  • Participants will gain knowledge about Anthropedia’s well-being model and its utility in public health initiatives.
  • Participants will learn about the Temperament and Character Inventory and its use in predicting response to traumatic experiences.
  • Participants will explore data on Anthropedia’s work in the St. Louis Community that shows the effectiveness of well-being and resilience interventions in the St. Louis area (e.g. Homeless populations).


Kevin Cloninger, PhD is a researcher, an educator, and a coach, and currently serves as Executive Director of the Anthropedia Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and decreasing rates of lifestyle and stress-related illness through scientific research and education. An award-winning teacher and public speaker, Dr. Cloninger has taught at almost every level of education from grade school to graduate school and is currently serving a three-year term as President of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC). Dr. Cloninger received his B.A. in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003, and completed his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Denver in 2008.

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