UPDATE: Las Cumbres' Trauma-Informed Conference, An Offering of Hands, is pleased to announce its Keynote Speaker Lynne Cripe, Ph.D., who will speak to attendees about courage and the role it plays for providers in establishing resilience and how important for those in the community providing trauma-informed care to be recognized and acknowledged. Her keynote speech is entitled "Courage: The Heart of Resilience". Lynne is a social psychologist with nearly 20 years' experience in international relief and development. She has particular expertise working with organizations and individuals to foster resilience in the face of challenges and crises. Additional presenters will bring topics to the conference including what professionals need to know about secondary trauma; somatic approaches to self compassion; and leadership practices that include intentionality and building connection.
Las Cumbres is hosting An Offering of Hands: Resilient Communities for Resilient Families, a trauma-informed conference on Friday, March 4th, 2016. The conference emphasis is resiliency through staff care, self care, team building, networking and communication for community providers in Northern New Mexico.
The conference will be held at Northern New Mexico College in Española with registration beginning at 8:30am and the day closing at 4:30pm. Advance mail registration will open shortly with a registration fee of $50.00. Select CEUs will be provided. Email the agency's Director of Development and Communications for more information on the availability of CEUs here.
UNICEF defines resilience as "the ability of children, communities and systems to anticipate, prevent, withstand, adapt to and recover from stresses and shocks advancing the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged."
Through the agency's ongoing work to provide wrap around services to children and families facing adversity and risk for secure emotional stability and well-being, we recognize the impact that this work has on providers. Other conference presenters will include Joe Ansera Jr., Beverly Billie, Raven E. Cuellar, Rebecca Ezecukwu, Cynthia Koons, and Patty Shure. Lunch will be available as well as afternoon activities for reflection and play.
For more information or to receive notification when additional information becomes available, please contact Robyn Covelli-Hunt by clicking here.