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: Centennial Hotel in Spokane, WA

Conference Dates: June 24-25, 2020 (opening social/network on June 23, 2020). Pre-conference courses offered June 22-23, 2020 (see descriptions below).

The documentary Paper Tigers sparked renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming 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? 

This year’s conference focuses on how diverse communities make resilient communities. Our strength is in the diversity of our communities, but many marginalized populations do not have equitable access to services 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.

BPT Trauma-Informed Care Conference Details and Schedule

Details + Schedule

Conference begins Wednesday June 24, 2020, registration opens at 7:30am

  • June 22-23 pre-conference trainings 8:30am-3:30pm
  • June 23 social/networking event 5:00-7:00pm
  • June 24 sessions run 8:30am-4:00pm
  • June 25 sessions run 8:30am-2:00pm

Benefits included:

  • Connecting with others
  • Acquiring strategies, resources and tools
  • Walk away inspired and recharged
  • Pre-Conference Social/Networking Event
  • Two days of conference sessions
  • Screenings of Resilience and Paper Tigers films and premiere of Visceral
  • Breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference
  • Two Morning Mindfulness sessions led by Teresa Posakony


Pre-Conference Resilience Based Trauma-Informed Training Offerings 

Register by selecting tickets on event page (below BPT 2020 ticket). Lunch is included.

Monday June 22 + Tuesday June 23

  • Course 1| Trauma Informed
    1 day, 8:30-3:30 June 22
    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
    1 day, 8:30-3:30 June 23
    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
    2 days, 8:30-3:30 June 22-23
    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)
    1 day, 8:30-3:30 June 23
    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
    2 days, 8:30-3:30 June 22-23
    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
    1 day, 8:30-3:30 June 23
    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.

Full conference schedule to be released Spring 2020 – follow us on social media for the latest details