6th Annual Trauma Informed:
Moving to Resilience Conference

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Exploring the neurological link between resilience and adversity

Speed Conferencing 2021
Our Response to Virtual Fatigue
in 20-minute sessions

6th Annual Trauma Informed: Moving to Resilience Conference

CRI was founded with the goal of creating a community that speaks a common language around ACEs, brain development, and resilience. A common language will help us understand the negative impact of trauma or adversity and buffer against it by strengthening our resilience toolbox. That same goal of common language continues to hold our attention as we strive to learn how our bodies respond to stressors, and to consciously incorporate and practice the language and acts of resilience in our daily lives.

CRI’s 6th Annual Trauma-Informed: Moving to Resilience conference will look different this year! CRI recognizes the extreme “zoom fatigue” the pandemic has created. We too are “zoomed out” and just want to be back to “normal” where we can build on relationships and connections together, sharing the same space! The option of skipping a year crossed our minds, but our collective work is too important to let a pandemic and fatigue deter us. So, in an effort to circumvent yet another numbing virtual meeting, we have decided to be brave and fearless and offer two half-days of “Speed Conferencing” 2021! Based on the concept of Speed Dating, we will endeavor to bring you state-of-the-art information, but in the condensed, powerful format of twenty-minute sessions that are easy to digest and remember. We will feature 5 adverse categories—childhood, community, culture, circuitry and catastrophic—and 5 resilience themes to parallel the 5 adverse categories.

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While attention to the original ACE Study generated a substantial social movement, it is time to expand our focus on the neuroscience framework underlying the study. By expanding the context of how trauma may occur, we will be able to better address the foundational biological processes that initiate adverse outcomes in the multiple domains in which we live our lives. At the heart of all adversities is the neurological threat response. It is the important link to understanding the trauma caused by events and circumstances. Comprehending the threat response allows us to recognize the variations in the human experience that can lead to trauma.

Join us as we share the science of trauma in multiple domains along with compelling resilience strategies that buffer the effects of those traumas across the life span. Because adversity overlaps and accumulates, we also hope to identify further strategies toward resilience and social-cultural change via Q&A and discussion.

A limited number of scholarships at a 50% reduced tuition are available. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis and will be reviewed by April 15, 2021. All applicants will be notified no later than April 30, 2021. Contact robin@criresilient.org for more information.

Scholarship Request Form

This conference has been approved for 7 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Your Provider Number is # 1975-253. Cost is $25, please make check payable to Walla Walla University.

This conference has been approved for 6 ESD 124 Clock Hours. Cost is $18.00. Please contact robin@criresilient.org for the claim code for your submission.

*STAR Pending Approval

CRI’s 6th Annual Trauma-Informed: Moving to Resilience conference will look different this year! CRI recognizes the extreme “zoom fatigue” the pandemic has created. We too are “zoomed out” and just want to be back to “normal” where we can build on relationships and connections together, sharing the same space! The option of skipping a year crossed our minds, but our collective work is too important to let a pandemic and fatigue deter us. So, in an effort to circumvent yet another numbing virtual meeting, we have decided to be brave and fearless and offer two half-days of “Speed Conferencing” 2021!  Based on the concept of Speed Dating, we will endeavor to bring you state-of-the-art information, but in the condensed, powerful format of twenty-minute sessions that are easy to digest and remember. We will feature 5 adverse categories—family, community, culture, circuitry and catastrophic—and 5 resilience themes to parallel the 5 adverse categories. 

While attention to the original ACE Study generated a substantial social movement, it is time to expand our focus on the neuroscience framework underlying the study. By expanding the context of how trauma may occur, we will be able to better address the foundational biological processes that initiate adverse outcomes in the multiple domains in which we live our lives.  At the heart of all adversities is the neurological threat response. It is the important link to understanding the trauma caused by events and circumstances.  Comprehending the threat response allows us to recognize the variations in the human experience that can lead to trauma. 

Join us as we share the science of trauma in multiple domains along with compelling resilience strategies that buffer the effects of those traumas across the life span. Because adversity overlaps and accumulates, we also hope to identify further strategies toward resilience and social-cultural change via Q&A and discussion.

*CEU credits pending approval.

A limited number of scholarships at a 50% reduced tuition are available. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis and will be reviewed by April 15, 2021.  All applicants will be notified no later than April 30, 2021. Contact robin@criresilient.org for more information.

Scholarship Request Form

  

Conference Agenda: (US Pacific timezone)

Conference speakers

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Suzette Fromm-Reed

Suzette serves as Associate Professor, founding director/chair of National Louis University’s (NLU) PhD program in Community Psychology and research consultant to the Resilient Belmont Cragin Community Collaborative. Prior to NLU, she led research and evaluation for non-profit, child welfare organizations at both the national and local levels. She holds an MA in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology in the Public Interest. Her research, recent publications and community trainings focus on the buffering role of community/organizational resilience between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and mental and physical health, as well as academic and employment outcomes.
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Rob Anda, MD

In the early 1990’s, Rob began a collaboration with Dr. Vincent Felitti at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego to investigate child abuse as an underlying cause of medical, social, and public health problems. This effort lead to a large-scale study funded by the CDC to track the effects of childhood trauma on health throughout the lifespan. They called it the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study). Rob played a principal role in the design of the study, and serves as its co-principal investigator and co-founder. He and his work are highlighted in the documentary “Resilience” by Jamie Redford.
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Rick Griffin

Rick is the Director of Training and Curriculum Development for CRI. Rick holds a Masters degree in Education and uses his education to develop cutting-edge content and to deliver engaging presentations.He speaks to thousands of groups from all over the country and is widely recognized for his work with trauma-informed practices. His experience allows him to consult seamlessly with schools, businesses, and community organizations.

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Kody Russell

Kody Russell is the Executive Director of Kitsap Strong with over ten years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system. He is one of 25 Washington State certified trainers in the NEAR sciences which has changed how Kody views the world and inspired him to focus his passion and energy on helping communities flourish!  Kody received his Bachelors in Psychology from Seattle University in 2000 and a Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University in 2014. He uses his education and lived experience helping community leaders understand the science of trauma, resiliency, and hope. 

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Teri Barila

Theresa Barila is the founder and Board President of the Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) based in Walla Walla, WA. CRI’s mission supports three pillars: training, community engagement, and Resilience product development.

Teri earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology (American University) and a Masters of Science in Fisheries Management (University of Maryland) and spent 20 years as a Research Biologist with the Federal Salmon and Steelhead recovery program in the Pacific Northwest. Her experience in that field helped her bridge science and practice when she changed careers and moved into community engagement work 22 years ago.

Recognized internationally for her work with CRI, Teri frequently travels, training communities to develop their own blueprint so that “Resilience Trumps ACEs.” Teri is involved extensively in training, consulting, writing, and researching in trauma, Resilience, and community capacity building. Her work has attracted attention in various venues, in part due to the focus Teri places on grassroots organizational development and the focus on the hope of Resilience.

Teri is mom to two children, a son and daughter, and was pleased to add the title grandmother in 2018. Experiencing a special needs child’s world has significantly shaped Teri’s thinking on systems, education, Resilience, and advocacy for children. Teri enjoys anything to do with the out-of-doors and sunshine and blue sky in her spare time.

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Bob Doppelt

Bob Doppelt coordinates the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC), a global network of mental health, resilience, climate, faith and other professionals working to build widespread capacity for mental wellness and resilience for the climate emergency. He directed the Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at U of O, where he served as an adjunct professor teaching systems thinking and global warming policy. Bob is trained in both counseling psychology and environmental science and he has combined the two fields throughout his career. He is a mindfulness teacher and in 2015 was named one of the world’s “50 Most Talented Social Innovators” by the World CRS Congress.

Tony McGuire

Tony McGuire is the Building Maintenance Technology Instructor for Walla Walla Community College and teaches Basic Carpentry Skills at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.  With more than 22 years of experience in the construction trades, he literally built his career with his own two hands and is as talented with his words as he is with his hands.  As an accomplished presenter with scores of practical experience with ACEs and Resilience, Tony educates and entertains his audiences. His most transforming trauma-informed work takes place on a daily basis with his students from Washington State Penitentiary, where he uses CRI  resilience materials to teach life skill resilience strategies for employability when inmates return to civilian life.

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Minerva Pardo

Minerva Pardo serves as the Family Engagement Coordinator for the West Valley School District in Yakima, Washington. Originally from Mexico City, Pardo has two undergraduate degrees – one in Bilingual Education and another in Psychology. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education. She is a national trainer for the Strengthening Families Five Protective Factors Framework. This framework changed the way she works with families. She has presented at the local, state and national levels to a variety of audiences including superintendents, school staff, health providers, families, and teenagers.

Teresa Posakony

Teresa’s work is dedicated to creating healthy and resilient communities and organizations. She brings the Neurosciences home with simple, fun practices we can use to exercise our innate Resilience. Teresa invites everyone to listen to their body’s intelligence. Our bodies are really smart.  Discover what helps YOU create more EASE to navigate life and our current challenges.

http://emergingwisdom.net

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Ann Penn-Charles

Ann Penn-Charles is employed with the Quileute Tribe as a Prevention Specialist with the Quileute Department of Social Services since 2007. She provides evidence-based curriculum in the schools at Quileute Tribal School, Quileute Head Start, QVSD, Quileute Teen Center and the Blue Shed. Their program provides opportunities for tribal and community members to become familiar with traditional Quileute customs and expectations such as canoe journeys, talking circles, dancing and singing to address community norms and generational substance abuse.

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Rudy Carassco

Rudy Carrasco is currently a program director for the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust. Rudy has invested his entire professional career serving the community. Following his graduation from Stanford University, Rudy held roles with the Harambee Christian Family Center and Partners Worldwide before joining the Murdock Trust team. A widely-published author and frequent keynote speaker, Rudy has a natural gift for helping organizations identify the most efficient and productive use of their resources. As a Program Director, his time is focused on working one-on-one with applicants and grantees as they walk through the application process.
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Laura Porter

Laura Porter is Co-Founder of ACE Interface, LLC. With Dr. Robert Anda, Ms. Porter develops and disseminates educational products and empowerment strategies that help leaders throughout the nation to dramatically improve population health. She is honored to be a thought partner, educator, consultant and coach in over two dozen states. Ms. Porter provides support and services to a wide range of groups… from parents leading informal initiatives to state and federal officials leading agencies and elected and appointed leaders of Tribal Nations.
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