Conference Schedule

Tuesday, June 18

8:00

Breakfast Buffet*

Roanoke Foyer

9:00

Morning Keynote Session – Dr. Madsen-Thompson

Roanoke Ballroom

10:00

Break

Roanoke Foyer

10:15

Concurrent Session 1

 
 

Michelle Wagaman & Jordan Brooks – Stronger Together: Resilience-Focused Approaches to Preventing Suicide

 

Mackenzie Chitwood & Bettina Mason – Be a Resilience Champion

 

Dr. Catherine Finnegan, Jeffrey J. Kraus & Dr. Ryoko Yamaguchi – Get Recognized, Remembered, and Rewarded:  A Workshop “Cure” for the Common (and Forgettable) Small Organization

 

Rick Griffin – Play with a Purpose

11:00

Break

Roanoke Foyer

11:15

Concurrent Session 2

 
 

John Richardson-Lauve – Workforce Resilience – Unpacking Self-Care

 

Dr. Catherine Finnegan, Jeffrey J. Kraus & Dr. Ryoko Yamaguchi – Get Recognized, Remembered, and Rewarded:  A Workshop “Cure” for the Common (and Forgettable) Small Organization

 

Cora Taylor – Student Athlete’s Passion and Purpose

 

Decca Knight & Sarah Harig – Community-Based Counseling: An Innovative Model for Accessible Mental Health Care

12:00

Lunch Buffet*

Roanoke Foyer

12:30

Lunch Keynote – Lauren Sisler

Roanoke Ballroom

1:30

Break

Roanoke Foyer

1:45

Concurrent Session 3

 
 

Samantha Crockett & Ginny Moorer – C.H.A.T.S. (Connecting Humans and Telling Stories)

 

Dr. Dario Longhi, Becca O’Connor & Teri Barila – Boosting Resilience in Elementary Students: How Does it Happen?

 

Dr. Catherine Finnegan, Jeffrey J. Kraus & Dr. Ryoko Yamaguchi – Get Recognized, Remembered, and Rewarded:  A Workshop “Cure” for the Common (and Forgettable) Small Organization

 

Claire Louge – Creating Epic Community: Using Play to Build Connection

2:30

Break

Roanoke Foyer

2:45

Concurrent Session 4

 
 

Claire Louge – What’s Strong with You?

 

Kari Kerr & Therese Hugg – Safer Tomorrows Road Map: Shifting from Crisis Work to Ending Violence

 

Helga Luest – Surviving Extinction: A Roadmap to Personal and Community Resilience

3:30

Break

Roanoke Foyer

3:45

Concurrent Session 5

 
 

Keith Cartwright – Rebuilding Bonds: Nurturing Connectedness After Trauma

 

Rachel Whaley – Building Resilience:  Whole-Child Approach

 

Hannah Cheever & Dr. Ryoko Yamaguchi – Let’s Get REAL: Resources to Cultivate Resilience, Equity, and Learning

 

Tia L.R. Hartsock & Keala Kaopuiki-Santos – Mobilizing a Community in the Wake of the Maui Wildfires – Developing a Trauma-Informed and Culturally-Responsive Framework

4:30

Break

Roanoke Foyer

4:45

Day One Wrap Up

Roanoke Ballroom

5:15

VIP Receptionby invitation only

 

6:00

Dinner on Your Own

 

Wednesday, June 19

8:00

Breakfast Buffet*

Roanoke Foyer

9:00

Morning Keynote Session – Father Abernathy

Roanoke Ballroom

10:00

Break

Roanoke Foyer

10:15

Concurrent Session 6

 
 

Evangeline Weiss – Start Drawing: How to Shift Attention in Your Rooms

 

Lonney Gregory – Bias: A Different Type of Four-Letter Word

 

Donald Toldson, SR – Mastering the Art of Communication: It Begins with You

 

Mary Koval – Creating Inclusive Environments

11:00

Break

 

11:15

Concurrent Session 7

Roanoke Foyer

 

Joshua Webner – Building Community Strength and Resilience After Gunfire

 

Alexis Osborn – Unbreakable Spirits: Resilience Skills Forged Behind Bars

 

Mary Koval – Creating Inclusive Environments

 

Hannah Firdyiwek & Paige DiPirro – It’s Giving Safety and Connection: Making the Science of Resilience Accessible to Youth Audiences

12:00

Lunch Buffet* + Awards Celebration

Roanoke Ballroom

1:30

Break

Roanoke Foyer

1:45

Concurrent Session 8

 
 

Barbara Gustavson – Taming the Hidden Dragons: Navigating the Path to Deeper Connections

 

Dr. Kimberly Garza & Dr. Jonathan McCloud – Building Resilience Through Free Play: The Vision of Play Lab at Roanoke College

 

Mary Koval – Creating Inclusive Environments

 

Dr. Wallace Dixon & Dr. Judith Kent – Building Resilience Networks: Overcoming Obstacles in Sustaining a Trauma-Informed Workplace

2:30

Break

Roanoke Foyer

2:45

What’s Next

Roanoke Ballroom

3:45

Event Ends

 

* Meals that are a starred are included for conference attendees.

Hotel Roanoke offers continuous break service with snacks and beverages throughout the event.

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