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6th Annual Resilience Summit 2019

Innovating and Scaling
Community Resiliency Initiatives

Innovating and Scaling<br> Community Resiliency Initiatives

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (US CST)

Hotel at Kirkwood
17725 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404
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Hosted by Tanager Place and National Resilience Institute (NRI), we hope you’ll help us celebrate Mental Health Month by attending the Resiliency and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium!

Cost: $25 Scholarships are available to cover this fee if needed. Please contact Joan Hackbarth via email for more information.

Thank You Co-Host and Sponsors

Thank you to our co-host, Tanager Place, and to our sponsors: Linn County Supervisors and RBC Wealth Management.

Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium


7:30AM – 8:15AM: Registration

8:15AM – 8:35AM: Opening Remarks; Okpara Rice

8:30AM – 10:30AM Keynote; Dr. Allison Jackson, LCSW, CSOTP: Connect Before You Correct Workshop 1

10:30AM – 10:45AM Break

10:45AM – 12:30PM Keynote; Dr. Allison Jackson, LCSW, CSOTP: Connect Before You Correct Workshop 2

12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch

1:30PM – 2:20PM Keynote – “Helping Youth Thrive:  Strategies to Foster Resilience and Well-being” – Mollie Marti, President & CEO of National Resilience Institute

2:20PM – 2:30PM Passing

2:30PM – 3:25PM Breakout Sessions (7) More info on the break out sessions.

  • “Helping kiddos from a hard place heal trauma and build resilience; a parents perspective” – Kirsta Scranton, former foster parent and adoptive parent
  • “Resilient Parenting” – Crystal Hall, Director of Programming, YPN
  • “Inclusive Team building: Through a Compassion Lens” – Barbara Dunn Swanson, MS, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • “Creating a Trauma Sensitive Culture through Restorative Practices” – Justin Blietz, Associate Principal, Cedar Rapids School District
  • “Promoting Resilience Through Music” – Amber Cook, LMFT-t, MT-BC Clinic and Music Therapist
  • “The Liminal Space: Crisis Intervention Primer” – Drew Martel, LISW, CADC, Foundation 2 Crisis Center
  • “School and Community Partnerships within the Interconnected Systems Framework” – Laura Medberry, PBIS, ARC, TI; Katy Lee; Tammy McSweeney

3:25PM – 3:35PM Passing

3:35PM – 4:30PM Breakout Sessions (7)

  • “The Neurobiology of Attachment, Resilience, and Renewal” – Dr. Randall Lyle, Ph. D., LMFT, BCN
  • “Collaborative Problem Solving: How to Help Children and Families Overcome Everyday Obstacles Together” – Erin Forbes, LMSW, Certified CPS Practitioner
  • “From Chaos to Wholeness and Agency – the power of transformation…” – Chuck Peters, Co-Founder of Generative Education
  • “An Educator’s Toolkit for Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture” – Autumn Pino, Principal, Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy
  • “Bonding for Life” – Wendy Stoksberry, LMHC, Therapist/Owner Kingston Therapy Services
  • “Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Home and School Relationships” – Jennifer Cira-Debban, MA, LMHC and Sarah Kane, MRE
  • “Rethinking Behavior Through A Whole-Child Lens” -Matt Cretsinger, Ed.S.-Director of Special Services, Anel Garza-Principal of Woodbury elementary, Eric Goslinga-Director of At-Risk/Principal of Marshalltown Learning Academy, Reji Kurian-School Resource Specialist for Marshalltown Learning Academy, Dana Miller, Ph.D.-School Psychologist/MTSS for Positive Well-Being Lead for Central Rivers Area Education Agency, Heidi Williams-Professional School Counselor for Woodbury elementary

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