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Check in

7:30 a.m.

Check in, and get your badge and program. The check-in tables are open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 a.m.

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, and visit local resource tables to meet our sponsors and community partners.


8:30 a.m.

General session convenes, and Indigenous Peoples Day is recognized.

8:45 a.m.

When Culture Heals: What Everyone Ought to Know about Creating Self-Healing Communities (Laura Porter).


10:15 a.m.

15-minute break.

10:30 a.m.

Attend any of the following.

  • The Role of Leaders in Self-Healing Communities (Laura Porter)

  • The Pair of ACEs: Building Community Resilience (Carrie Collins & Shane Meserve)

  • Trauma-Sensitive Early Childhood Programs (Sandi Walters)

  • Implicit Bias: What is it? What can we do about it? (Lena Morán & Maria Munguía Wellman)

  • Intervention over Detention: Transforming Juvenile Probation (Holly Benton & Karyn Milligan)

  • The Neuroscience of Trauma and How Mindfulness Can Help (Ari Goldstein)

Lunch & Networking

12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch buffet, and visit local resource tables to meet our sponsors and community partners. Note: lunch will be served outside if weather permits, so you may wish to bring a hat and sunscreen.

12:40 p.m.

Optional: Join Avery Voos to awaken and re-energize after lunch, with a Mindful Movement break on the lawn.

1:00 p.m.

Attend any of the following:

  • Help that Helps (Laura Porter)

  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (Jody Colt & Edwin Weaver)

  • Trauma-Informed Classroom Practices (Lara Kain)

  • Feminist Approaches to Mental Health: Resiliency Interventions for Queer Youth of Color (Alicia Guajardo & Isabella Restrepo)

  • The Santa Barbara Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative (Andria Ruth, Alana Walczak, Maria Chesley, & Korey Capozza)

  • A Reflective & Compassionate Approach to Professional Health & Well-Being (Debbie Reno-Smith)


2:30 p.m.

15-minute break.

2:45 p.m.

General session reconvenes for "Resilient Santa Barbara County: Discovery and Possibility."

Raffle & Closing Remarks

3:45 p.m.

General session wraps up with raffle and closing remarks.


4:00 p.m.

Event ends at 4:00. There will not be a formal reception afterward, but attendees are welcome to gather in the hotel's bar/restaurant areas at their leisure to discuss and debrief.