Presentations 2018-08-31T18:06:28+00:00

Presentations cover up to six key segments:

  • the original ACE study
  • brain development
  • resilience models
  • strategies and tools for parents
  • examples of community response to ACE and resilience information
  • Community Action Toolbox

Barila, and Barila and Brown (recently retired) have given over 700 presentations in the Walla Walla Valley region and nationally on the topics of ACEs, brain research and resilience. Other communities they have touched with their message of hope and healing include: Seattle, Olympia, Spokane, Shelton, Everett, Wenatchee (WA); Portland, Bend, Redmond, Pendleton (OR); Charleston, Chicago, Detroit and Pontiac (MD), Phoenix, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Princeton, Rock Island (IL), Keshena and Wausau (WI), Fullerton (CA).

Presentation Options: 

  • Full-day Presentations
  • Half-day Presentations
  • Two-hour Presentations

Fees are based on travel considerations and length of presentation, so please feel free to contact Teri Barila for more information and to answer any questions.

Contact Rick Griffin at or 509-540-1582 for more info.


“Teri and Mark – Thank you so much for bringing your wealth of expertise, wonderfully engaging tools and generous exchange of ideas to Kansas City! The standing ovation by our 250+ audience members says it all – you rock! The University of Missouri-Kansas City continuing education folks declared the whole day a rousing success. They were particularly impressed by the way you were able to engage and keep people there until the very end of the day. They were also appreciative of the many resources/contacts and tools you shared. We are in awe of you and what you’ve done in an entire community. Really an inspiration!”

Janine Hron, CEO, Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City

“…the training / presentation went very well; the response from both groups was extremely well received. Thanks so much. I knew you and Teri would be great; your community has built a wonderful response to childhood trauma and your collective leadership and commitment to what you do is obvious from the get go. Just wish I could have been there.”

Joseph Tardella, Executive Director, Southwest Counseling Solutions

“This information has changed me.  I walk the streets differently now.”

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