Beyond Paper Tigers Conference

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5th Annual

Beyond Paper Tigers

Trauma-Informed Conference 2020

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

Conference Venue: Online

Conference Dates: June 24-25, 2020 

BPT is a medium to bring communities together to show how to put K.I.S.S.* into action.

The documentary ‘Paper Tigers’ was based on CRI’s community resilience work in Walla Walla and sparked renewed interest in the effects of toxic stress and trauma on children’s development. So what are the next steps, how do we apply similar strategies and new trauma-informed structures that offer help, hope and healing across all sectors in the response and recovery of COVID-19? How do we build community to transform oppressive structures and systems?

This year’s conference focuses on how diverse communities make resilient communities. Our strength is in the diversity of our communities. Many marginalized populations do not have equitable access to services and are met with implicit/explicit biases, contributing to the barriers of quality health and wellbeing. Let’s come together to address these barriers, increase our resilience, and celebrate the collective power and diversity in our joined experiences.

*Knowledge, Insight, Strategies, Structures – CRI’s blueprint for building community resilience


BPT Conference Details and Schedule

LIVE Schedule.pdf

Tuesday, June 23

  • social network event 2:00pm PDT

Wednesday, June 24

  • Morning mindfulness 7:30am PDT
  • Live presentations 8:00am-2:30pm PDT

Thursday, June 25

  • Morning mindfulness 7:30am PDT
  • Live presentations 8:00am-2:00pm PDT
  • Live Q&A with director Amy Erickson of the documentary Visceral 5:00pm

Friday, June 26

  • Live Q&A with Lincoln High Teachers Genie Huntemann + Erik Gordon from Paper Tigers at 11:00am PDT
  • Live Q&A with Miss Kendra Program from the documentary Resilience at 1:00pm PDT
    • David Read Johnson PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Miss Kendra Programs
    • Hadar Lubin, MD, Chief Medical Officer
    • Cat Davis, MA, Chief Program Officer (counselor in the Resilience film)
    • Brent Perdue, Principal, Logan Elementary School, Spokane, WA

Benefits included:

  • Connecting with others
  • Acquiring strategies, resources and tools
  • Leave inspired and recharged
  • Social/Networking meeting
  • Two days of conference sessions
  • Screenings of Resilience and Paper Tigers films and premiere of Visceral
  • Two Morning Mindfulness sessions led by Teresa Posakony

Pre-conference Resilience Based Trauma-Informed Training offerings below are now separate events online. 

Register for one now

Schedule and descriptions of each below.

Course 1 Trauma Informed – TBA
Course 2 Trauma Supportive – May 26 + 28
Course 1 TOT – June 9, 11, 16, + 18
Course 3 Trauma Practitioner – June 30, July 2, 7, + 9
Course 4 Building Your Community’s Initiative – July 14 + 16
Spectrum Center’s DEI course At the Intersections – TBA

All dates are 3 hours long, 9:00am – 12:00pm PDT

Course descriptions

  • Course 1| Trauma Informed
    An introduction to the foundational knowledge that leads to insight, strategies and structures that can build a trauma informed community. We call these methods the KISS Framework. They serve as the backbone to all CRI trainings and lay the foundations of implementing community capacity building to achieve the goal of well-being community wide. **Course 1 is prerequisite for Course 2, 3 and BYCI.
  • Course 2| Trauma Supportive
    Course 2 includes resilience-based practices with universal application, such as in classrooms, offices and hospitals. Topics focus on strategies for trauma prevention and address the often-hidden effects of trauma and toxic stress by fostering resilience within the individual and the larger community.  
  • Course 3 | Trauma Practitioner
    Course 3 is an advanced course focusing on strategies for trauma intervention. Participants will learn skills required by individuals who have more regular and intense contact with those adversely affected by trauma and toxic stress—juvenile and adult court systems, homeless shelters, mental health clinics and treatment centers. Course 3 is designed to develop a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma and toxic stress, while equipping practitioners with the insight and strategies to engage triggered individuals with confidence and compassion.
  • Building Your Community’s Initiative (BYCI)
    This training focuses on the overarching shift to trauma-informed care at the broader community level, and how to get there. Let us help you shape your community’s plan for moving to a trauma-informed and resilient community, one based on help, hope and healing.
  • Training of Trainers Course 1
    Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a two-day course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in their organization or agency.
  • At the Intersections – Oppression, Bias, Socialization, and Identity by Spectrum Center of Spokane
    An experiential diversity, equity, and inclusion workshop that will teach the language and frameworks for understanding and naming social structures of oppression, processes of socialization, bias, and the intersections of our identities. Participants will be challenged to apply this knowledge to how identity influences their presence in and interpretation of the world.


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