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The annual BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference is the most recognized conference in California’s coastal tri-counties, focused on educating and increasing awareness about the widespread impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and providing hopeful strategies to build resilience within our communities and systems of care. A day of learning and networking will strengthen trauma-informed care networks by raising awareness about and engagement with resources that can help to prevent, treat and heal the harmful consequences of ACEs and toxic stress.

Who attends?

The annual BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference attracts more than 500 attendees who interact with children, youth and families on a daily basis. With the support of the ACEs Aware initiative, this year's program will increase connections between regional healthcare professionals and community partners, building interdisciplinary partnerships in the region. This conference has established a safe conference culture where all participants – inclusive of role, background, socioeconomic status, or age - are welcome.

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 communities work to build a collaborative, trauma-informed system of care that can improve life for generations of children and families.

Education, inspiration, collaboration!

True systems change requires a high level of collaboration, where different sectors explore intersections and embrace opportunities for learning. Shared vision and values play an important role in this process, and the science of ACEs and resilience provides a platform for finding common ground. The BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference provides a unique opportunity to increase the engagement of the healthcare sector, unite people from diverse communities and professions, and weave a stronger network of care throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

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.

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BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE 2021 receives administrative support from the Santa Barbara County KIDS Network.

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