In May of 2019, Pinetree launched its first Resilience Conference with Dr. Robert Anda and Laura Porter, two of the leaders in the field of ACEs and trauma-informed care, as the keynote speakers. The Conference brought together health care practitioners, social workers, educators, mental health counselors, law enforcement officials, and other community leaders to raise awareness of ACEs, motivate collaboration, and inspire action addressing a host of community issues, most especially our substance misuse crisis, at their root cause. Since then we have had conferences focused on building Positive Experiences and enhancing Developmental Relationships.

Our 2023 conference on May 5 features two of the national leaders in trauma informed care:

Dr. Sandra L. Bloom is one of the early pioneers of the trauma informed movement and has led successful endeavors in communities throughout the United States. Dr. Bloom is recognized nationally and internationally as the founder of the Sanctuary Model. Between 2005 and 2016, over 350 social service, juvenile justice and mental health organizations were trained in the Sanctuary Model. Dr. Bloom is the Founder of Creating Presence, an online organizational approach for creating trauma-informed systems. Dr. Bloom brings her vast experience, deep concern and robust sense of humor to every engagement and will challenge our thinking on how to make our organizations more trauma responsive.

Laura Porter is known to many for her work on building trauma informed communities in Washington State over a ten-year period. She was one of the earliest adopters of education on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a community-wide intervention strategy. Ms. Porter will share her insight and learning on the most recent best practices in building trauma-informed communities. We are excited that both of these leaders will share the day with us and lead us in our thinking about applying best practices in our communities.

This conference is appropriate for anyone who works in the field of trauma informed care and is particularly suitable for the following groups: Mental Health and Addiction Counselors Health Care Practitioners, Social Service Providers, Educators, Law Enforcement Professionals Community and Business Leaders and Engaged Citizens. The conference will be a combination of speakers and interactive groups. During the conference participants will rethink the way they work in organizations to make them truly trauma responsive and develop ways to work together in our communities.

$150 Early Bird Discount Registration through April 15, 2023

Full rate is $175

Virtual includes conference and networking through breakout sessions.

This conference is for those interested in cross-professional collaboration to address community issues at their root:

At this conference, you will:

  • Rethink the way we work in organizations to make them truly trauma responsive.
  • Create organizational environments that are supportive and nurturant for the people that work there. 
  • Develop ways to work together in our communities to build our trauma responsive capacity. 
6.0 CEUs Available