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2020 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Conference

Resilience Through Diversity: The Power of Trauma-Informed DEI Practices

The Community Resilience Initiative is pleased to announce the 2020 Beyond Paper Tigers Fifth Annual Conference at the Centennial Hotel in Spokane, WA.

Conference Dates: June 24-25, 2020 (opening social/network on June 23, 2020). Plans underway to offer pre-conference trainings of Courses 1, 2, and 3 on June 22-23, 2020.

In nature, ecosystems harness resiliency through the biodiversity of life. Similarly, in our communities and society, our strength comes from not only the diversity of a population (sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, cultural background, class, neurological makeup, etc.), but also the intentional practices and opportunities of equity and inclusion. Through equity we promote impartiality and fairness by ensuring equal access for all. This includes acknowledging and correcting imbalances by addressing the root causes of disparities. Inclusion is the intention of welcoming and valuing the diversity of a community. Diversity is collective resilience, an idea far more effective than individual resilience alone.

Call for Conference Presenters

We invite professionals from various fields and organizations throughout the country to submit a presenter application on the topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion viewed through the lens of Resilience.

CRI is committed to featuring experienced and well-informed presenters in every track offered. Our desire is for all conference participants to leave this event empowered with the necessary tools and resources to foster resilience in their families, workplaces, and communities.

If you are interested in being a presenter at the 2020 Beyond Paper Tigers Conference, please complete the presenter application available below in Word or Pdf formats:

fillable Word document application

Pdf application

***Applications are due by November 15, 2019 and selected applicants will be notified by December 15, 2019.

Why Attend This Trauma-Informed Care Conference?

The documentary Paper Tigers sparked renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development. Knowledge about ACEs continues to be shared throughout the country. Yet parents, educators, clinicians, mental health workers and law enforcement alike still struggle to implement this knowledge in a concrete and tangible way.  This year’s conference will provide concrete strategies for implementation, including a day-long Trauma-Informed Certification track, in both English and Spanish, and General conference sessions which include six sessions specifically focused on community implementation examples.