Thank You Sponsors
We extend our gratitude to our gracious sponsors for making this event possible.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, NRI is able to offer a limited number of scholarships for the in-person and webcast conference. We are dedicated to human resilience education and serving those who need financial assistance. If you would like to request financial support, please apply for assistance prior to registering. NRI is unable to assist with travel, lodging, or meal expenses beyond event meals. To be considered for a scholarship please complete the application here.
Registration Includes CE Credits
7.0 CE hours available for Physicians, Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nutrition/Dietitian. Educator PD Clock Hours will be processed through the Illinois Education Association-NEA.
Empowering Trauma-Informed Families, Schools & Community
Sippy Room, The Searle Conference Center, Rush 8:00-8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Community Resilience: Co-Creating a Narrative of Strength
April Smith, JD, Board Chair, NRI and Mollie Marti, PhD, JD, President, NRI
Heads Together: Eliminating Mental Health Stigma
David Richmond, CBE, Chairman, The Contact Group, UK
Lifelines: Meeting Needs after a Major School or Community Crisis
David Schonfeld, MD, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Refueling: Growing Resilience through Self Care
Paula Stephens, MA, Founder, Crazy Good Grief
Building Bridges: Designing Inclusive and Diverse Communities
Wrenetha Julion, PhD, Chair, Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing, Rush University
Facilitated by John Cimino, Director, Creative Leaps, International
Creating Community: Transforming Lives through Intentional Neighboring
Dylan Tete, Founder, Bastion Community of Resilience and Brenda Eheart, PhD, Founder, Generations of Hope with facilitator Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health, Rush Medical College (includes box lunch if registered by Sept 14th)
Strengthening Vulnerable Populations: A New Orleans Case Study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (featuring “The Children of Central City” Documentary)
Richard Webster, Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Caring for the Caregiver: Growing Individual Resilience
Cindy Bergeman, PhD, Adult Development & Aging Lab, University of Notre Dame
Weaving Community Safety Nets: Creating Systems that Heal Trauma and Grow Resilience
Lisa Cherry, Author and International Trauma & Resilience Trainer, UK and John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW, Director of Mental Health, Child Savers
Community Conversation and Closing Remarks
*Note: Agenda for informational purposes only. Presenters, topics, and schedule subject to change. Check back for most recent updates.
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