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CONFERENCE 7th Annual Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities Sept. 21,2020

Date: September 21, 2020

CONFERENCE 7th Annual Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities

Bouncing Forward: Revitalizing Communities
Mon, Sep 21, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This year marks the
7th Annual Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities Conference
in partnership with
Crawford and Erie County Systems of Care and
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a special "thanks" going to
Peace4Crawford and the
Erie Coalition for a Trauma-Informed Community (ECTIC)
for their dedication and support of the conference.


A Special "THANK YOU" to Our Planning Committee:
Joe Barnhart - Crawford County System of Care & Peace4Crawford
Melissa Bible - Erie County Department of Human Services
Cassie Dundon - Achievement Center & ECTIC
Melanie Hetzel-Riggin - Penn State CORE
Sabrina Hornstein - Crawford County
Gloria McDonald - Family Member
Steve Minick - Family services of NWPA & ECTIC
Angela Morton - Crawford County System of Care
Lee Scandinaro - Crawford County System of Care
Nicole Wells - Achievement Center, ECTIC & System of Care Erie

About the Conference:
This conference will focus on how individuals, families, and our communities can move forward after a global pandemic by redefining our “new normal,” making sense of the past, and focusing on the future.

Conference goals:
Explore the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on identifying social inequalities within systems that support children, young adults, and their families, and explore strategies for addressing inequalities within those systems.
Draw attention to local initiatives, programs, and efforts that have successfully implemented and sustained pandemic protocols and quickly adjusted daily business or service delivery to meet the needs of vulnerable populations through creative engagement strategies, building resilience, or staying connected.
Explore the importance of post-traumatic growth and coping in a pandemic through evidence-based coping strategies.
Highlight effective strategies for conducting supervision, educating others, or changing policies and organizational culture to promote trauma-informed principles that dually support professionals, educators, and clinicians post-pandemic.
Discuss the importance of building resilience through effective self-care practices and post-pandemic relationship-building strategies.
Discuss ways to establish safety and security when redefining the “new normal,” and explore interventions that support individuals in mitigating the collateral damage (for example, stress and anxiety) the pandemic may have imposed.
Explore the impact of intergenerational trauma on individuals who lived through a global pandemic.

Continuing Education Units:

The Conference Planning Committee has applied to offer the following Continuing Education Credits: Please note the applications are pending approval.
Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for Drug & Alcohol
Social Work (LSW/ LCSW, LPC & LMFT)
APA credits
Nursing CE
: This activity meets the continuing nursing education requirements of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. It is sponsored by Mercyhurst University, an eligible source of continuing education (CE) for nurses in Pennsylvania
Act 48

Points of Contact & Troubleshooting:
Attendees are encouraged to use the "live chat" feature located in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Technical support is offered via chat, email or phone 24/7 through AccelEvents

For additional assistance or questions contact:
Nicole Wells, MS
System of Care Erie Project Director

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