Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dare to Transform 2008

I am leaving today to present at the Dare to Transform Conference sponsored by the National center for Trauma Informed Care, a part of the Center for Mental Health Services. I will be presenting with my colleague Dr. Steve Brown, a co-worker Samantha Morris and an adolescent consumer Ashley.

This is the official description of the conference:
Dare to Transform capitalizes on the momentum building since 1994 for trauma informed systems change to bring about a revolution in human services delivery. The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) has been sponsoring conferences that have defined the agenda of what needs to be done to recognize, understand, spark, and speed the healing and recovery process from violence and trauma. From Dare to Vision in 1994, to Dare to Act in 2004, and now Dare to Transform in 2008 we are moving closer to real action for positive and lasting change. At the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC).

With the Dare to Transform trauma summit, the stage has been set for a revolutionary learning exchange devoted to trauma-informed innovation and systems transformation. Joining in this experience are consumers and survivors; policy makers; administrators and those providing staff support; service providers; and other advocates who have a stake in this transformation. Dare to Transform is the boldest expression yet of what needs to and can be done to bring about change - and you are a part of it!

Our Goal: Revolutionizing Human Services with Trauma-Informed Care

Find out more about the conference at:

Our workshop:

Friday 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm Workshop Sessions
Georgian Room Creating a TIC Culture of Connection in Child Serving Agencies
Pat Wilcox, Klingberg Family Centers
Steven Brown, Director, Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers

This presentation explores the joys and struggles of implementing and providing trauma-informed, relationship-based treatment to children and adolescents. This approach utilizes Risking Connection® trauma training and the Restorative Approachtm implementation model. One agency's process will illustrate the reasons change is necessary, how the trauma-informed model compares to a traditional control-oriented model, how to utilize training, how to facilitate the process of changing an agency, barriers to change and how to address them, and long-term benefits of transformation.

Please come by and say hello!

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