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Resiliency and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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!

Full Schedule:

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

8:35AM – 10:30AM          Keynote; Heather Forbes, LCSW, author of Beyond Consequences

10:30AM – 10:45AM       Break

10:45AM – 12:00PM        Breakout Session (4)

  1. “Make Me!” – Strategies for Challenging Behaviors – Heather Forbes
  2. Creating Safe Spaces through Mindfulness – Abby Seyfer
  3. Building Resilience through Trauma Informed Clinical Practices with children – Lindsey Swales
  4. Compassion Resilience – Jennifer Null

12:00PM – 1:00PM          Lunch

1:00PM – 1:50PM             Keynote; Mollie Marti, President & CEO of National Resilience Institute

2:00PM – 3:15PM             Breakout Session (5)

  1. Poverty and its Effects on the Brain & Learning – Brian Christoffersen
  2. Building Resilient Students, Teachers, and Schools Through PBIS: Making Connections Between the ARCH Model of Resiliency and Effective Classroom Practices – Laura Medberry & Holly Becker
  3. Trauma and the Brain: Looking for the links between attachment, trauma
    and the brain and possible solutions – Dr. Randall Lyle
  4. Building resilience through authentic relationships – Maggie Hartzler
  5. Trauma Informed Crisis Response – Sarah Nelson-Miller

3:15PM – 3:30 PM            Break

3:30PM – 4:45PM             Breakout Session (5)

  1. Designing my Resilience Path – Kristi Cooper
  2. Trauma & Resilience—The Latino Immigrant Experience – Lily Liggins
  3. It Starts With Me – Jennifer McDonnell
  4. Creating trauma informed schools: a leadership perspective – Autumn Pino
  5. Trauma and the Benefits of Music Therapy – Amber Cook

For full descriptions of breakout sessions, click here.

Reserve your seat now!

Thank you to our sponsor, The Brimmer Foundation for helping make this event possible!


May 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, 52404
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