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2019 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Conference

The 2019 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Care Conference on June 26 & 27, 2019 will revolve around the theme, “Building Resilience Across the Life Span,” with Pre-Conference Trainings, Social/Networking event, and film screenings beginning on Tuesday June 25, 2019.  The conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, WA.

Early bird conference ticket pricing is being offered until March 15, 2019!

Learn more about the Pre-Conference Trainings, Social/Networking,& Screening Events…  

Location and Lodging Info


The Community Resilience Initiative is pleased to present the 2019 Beyond Paper Tigers Fourth Annual Conference at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center in Pasco, WA. We invite professionals from various fields and organizations throughout the country to submit a presenter application on the topics related to healthy, resilient development in the face of chronic, toxic stress in urban and rural settings, inclusive of diversity and equity for particularly vulnerable populations. Topics may include gender and race equity, learning disabilities, historical trauma, juvenile or adult incarcerated populations, and immigration (as examples).

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.  Want to be a presenter? Download the presenter application as a pdf here!   Or download the presenter application as a word file here!

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.