The 2017 summit will focus on the next steps and defining what we can do practically to create trauma-informed communities. Our Keynote Presenter, Dr. Vincent Felitti, was the co-investigator of the landmark ACE Study. This summit will focus on goals, practical strategies and public policy. With these tools and ideas participants will be able to carry practical strategies back to their communities. All participants are encouraged to network with fellow participants, develop relationships and explore partnership ideas.
The aim is for attendees to develop practical strategies for their schools, organizations, communities, or agencies on how to assist clients/patients understand the intergenerational effects of trauma on the life span and how to assist the client/patient with stopping the intergenerational transmission of ACEs
The conference is targeted toward those involved in assessment, treatment, education, support, and advocacy for children and families who experience ACEs including: primary care providers, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, early childhood educators, k-12 educators, public health professionals, child & family advocates, law enforcement, juvenile justice experts, court system professionals, community organizers, parents and caregivers.