Creating a Culture of Care Virtual Conference
The Action Alliance is hosting a two-day virtual conference; Creating a Culture of Care: Putting Trauma-Informed Principles Into Practice this year on Wednesday, May 11th and May 18th from 9:30AM-5:00PM EST. This conference will dive deep into SAMHSA’s Six Key Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach and how we can actively implement these principles into our organizational cultures and practices. During the conference there will be six plenary sessions, one dedicated to each trauma-informed principle, and breakout workshops that will focus on implementing these principles within our Survivor Advocacy Practices, Agency Practices, and Prevention Practices.
Attendees need to plan to attend both days.
May 11 will focus on Safety, Peer Support, and Empowerment, Voice, and Choice Principals. May 18 will focus on Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues, Collaboration and Mutuality, and Trustworthiness and Transparency.
9:30 – 10:00: Welcome and Keynote with Tracy Wright, RSP, NCCASA
10:00 – 11:30: Safety Principle featuring the following breakouts:
Agency Practice Track: White Supremacy Culture and Psychological Safety
Prevention Practice Track: Access as Care: Disability Justice in Violence Prevention Spaces
Survivor Advocacy Track: Safe(r) Intakes: Making you First Impression Count
11:30 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Peer Support Principle featuring a plenary and the following breakouts:
Agency Practices Track: TBD
Prevention Practice Track: From Caucus to Affinity
Survivor Advocacy Track: Safely Opening Shelters to Guests for Survivor Support
2:30 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 4:30: Empowerment, Voice, and Choice Principle featuring a plenary and the following breakouts:
Agency Practices Track: Rule Reduction in Shelter Programs
Prevention Practices Track: Youth Organizing
Survivor Advocacy Track: Building Survivor Leadership
4:30 – 5:00: Closing
9:30 – 10:00: Welcome and Keynote with Stephanie Spencer with Urban Baby Beginnings
10:00 – 11:30: Collaboration and Mutuality Principle with the following breakouts:
Agency Practices Track: Addressing and Shifting Power in Organizational Practices
Prevention Practices Track: Maybe the Real Protective Factors were the Connections we Made Along the Way
Survivor Advocacy Track: Systems Advocacy in Context of Partnerships and Collaboration
11:30 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:30: Trustworthiness and Transparency Principle featuring plenary and the following breakout sessions:
Agency Practices Track: SDVA’s and Mandated Reporting
Prevention Practices Track: Building Space for Autonomy and Mutuality through Trust and Transparency
Survivor Advocacy Track: Why Should I Trust You
Trustworthiness and Transparency Principle featuring plenary and the following breakout sessions:
2:30 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 4:30: Cultural, Historical and Gender Issues Principle with the following breakouts:
Agency Practices Track: Equity Among Staff and Volunteers
Prevention Practices Track: Not Just Numbers: Using Data for Public Health Action and Health Equity
Survivor Advocacy Track: It Starts with What we Don’t Know.
4:30 – 5:00: Closing with Laurie Crawford and Gena Boyle; Introducing Virginia HEALS and funding opportunities for trauma-informed services
* Each breakout will be divided into three sessions: one on agency practices, one on advocacy practices, and one on prevention practices. Attendees may select which breakout room they want to be in.
**Schedule times and/or breakout times may change. Final schedule will be updated soon
Your conference registration fee is $125 and includes as many registrations for you agency as you would like. The attendees need to plan to attend on May 11 and on May 18.
This year our conference will be held on Accelevents. A registration link will be sent out to you before the conference.
DATES: May 11 and May 18, attendees need to make plans to attend both sessions
COST: $125.00 per agency, may register as many attendees as the agency wants
For more information or for further questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org