Breakouts

See below for detailed descriptions of all breakouts (Subject to change).

Breakout Discussions (Facilitators) & Content (Day 1/Group 1)

Incorporating Trauma Informed Care and Resilience as a part of WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Tiffany Conroy and Lucy Holms

Businesses and organizations are beginning to acknowledge the important role that wellness has on employee retention and productivity. True wellness must take into consideration the impact of trauma and promote strategies for resilience. Attendees will be encouraged to share efforts happening across sectors to promote resilience and wellbeing at the organizational level. Session participants will identify opportunities on key issues to collaborate in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to support involvement from across the state.

Trauma Informed Care and Resilience within the Field of MENTAL HEALTH

Gladys Alvarez and Eileen Swoboda

This breakout will give some ideas on utilizing the four essential elements of Trauma Informed Care (Connect, Protect, Respect and Redirect) to build resilience in clients, practitioners, and agencies. Attendees will be encouraged to share how they view resilience, strategies to promote within various disciplines and gaps of resources throughout the state. Session participants will identify opportunities on key issues to collaborate in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to support involvement from across the state.

Engaging FAITH COMMUNITIES in Promoting Trauma Informed Care and Resilience

Jean Sullivan and Moses Ward

This breakout will discuss the importance of engaging faith communities in providing information about the impact of ACE’s and supporting resilience building opportunities. Session participants will identify key issues to collaborate on in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to support congregations and faith leaders.

Working in RURAL COMMUNITIES to Promote Trauma Informed Care and Resilience

Cheryll Jones and K.C. Fleming

Many issues are unique to rural communities. Participants will be asked to identify what is and isn’t working in addressing rural needs and the issues we face such as isolation and state level representation. Come prepared to discuss strategies for building relationships advancing education, resources, technology and local cultural connection and understanding, and ways we can connect as rural providers/residents after the event.

Promoting Trauma Informed Care and Resilience within CHILD AND ADOLESCENT WELFARE

Julie Clark-Albrecht and Erika Abusharkh

This breakout will discuss collaboration around trauma-related work within agencies that serve families engaged in the child welfare system. Participants will discuss how to build resilience in clients, practitioners, and agencies. Attendees will be encouraged to share how they view resilience, strategies to promote within various disciplines and gaps of resources throughout the state. Session participants will identify opportunities on key issues to collaborate on in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to support involvement from across the state.

Breakout Discussions (Facilitators) & Content (Day 2/Group 2)

Trauma Informed Care and Resilience as it Relates to the HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Dr. Amy Shriver and Dr. Lisa Streyffler

This breakout will discuss collaboration around trauma-related issues in the broader health care system, including how to talk with patients, staff and leadership regarding impact of trauma on health and wellbeing. Session participants will identify opportunities on key issues to collaborate in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to support involvement at the individual, organizational and community levels.

Promoting Trauma Informed Care and Resilience within EDUCATION

Stephanie McFarland and Dr. Cathy Beck-Cross

This breakout will center on finding common ground on trauma informed training across the entire spectrum of education, including early care and learning settings, the K-12 setting, and systems of higher education. Participants will discuss efforts to support staff to become trauma informed, share knowledge on trauma informed approaches and whether and how trauma informed knowledge is incorporated into a curriculum. Session participants will identify opportunities on key issues to collaborate in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to support involvement from across the state.

The Role of Trauma Informed Care and Resilience in Working with ADULTS AT RISK

Holly Hanson and Annie Rodruck

This breakout will discuss collaboration around trauma-related issues in systems that serve individuals facing circumstances such as mental illness, substance use disorders, HIV, criminal justice involved, domestic violence and crisis intervention. Session participants will identify opportunities on key issues to collaborate in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to support involvement from across the state.

Efforts to Promote Trauma Informed Care and Resilience ACROSS STATE BORDERS

Lora Kracht & Patricia Russman

This breakout will discuss the challenges of providing services near state boundaries and the importance of building opportunities to collaborate. Session participants will identify potential barriers, gaps, key issues to collaborate on in the future, messaging suggestions and what resources are needed to garner involvement from neighboring states.