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Join us at #Bridges2019

The Santa Barbara County Children's System of Care proudly presents the fourth annual BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference, Monday October 14, 2019. This conference is for anyone who works with children, youth and families; has an interest in the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); and has the goal of building a resilient and resourceful Santa Barbara County.


Beautiful location

This year we have a new location: the Santa Barbara Hilton Beachfront Resort! This will give us more space so that we can welcome more attendees from communities throughout Santa Barbara County.

ACEs & Resilience

Across sectors, awareness is growing about the impact of childhood trauma. We know that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can dramatically impact life outcomes in adulthood. We know that the consistent support of caring adults can strengthen a young person's resilience and promote future success. Now comes the exciting part, as our community begins to build a collaborative, trauma-informed system of care that can improve life for generations of children and families.

Education, inspiration, collaboration!

The BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference engages agencies and individuals who interact daily with children, youth and families. It provides practical information from experts to guide your approach in treatment settings, in the classroom, in the living room, and in the community at large. It provides updates on exciting local projects to address ACEs and build resilience. And it builds our capacity for greater collaboration by giving educators, early care providers, social workers, probation officers, law enforcement, health and mental health professionals, resource families, philanthropists and other community partners the opportunity to network with one another. This truly is a cross-sector conference where we focus on building connections and educating our workforce to fuel our ACEs and Resilience movement.

Conference outcomes

  • Building a trauma-informed and resiliency-focused community

  • Facilitating strong connections between schools, families, and community partners

  • Increasing knowledge of resources and tools for prevention and early intervention

  • Inspiring, engaging, and invigorating the work force

  • Improving outcomes for children, youth, and families

CEUs available

Continuing Education Units are available. 

  • This conference meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs (Provider 016190). Casa Pacifica maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • This conference meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC) as required by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) (Provider CP20 860 C 1120).

  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP2553, for 4 ½  contact hours.


BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE 2019 receives administrative support from the Santa Barbara County KIDS Network.

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