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.

2024 Pinetree Resilience Conference

Thriving Together: Strategies for Resilient Communities

Maggie Favretti - Author and Founder, Design Ed 4 Resilience

Maggie Favretti, an accomplished cultural historian educated at Yale and Middlebury, has dedicated over 35 years to fostering innovative learning experiences that tap into the inherent creativity, resourcefulness, and collaboration of young people and communities. Specializing in "community co-design thinking," she empowers youth, educators, and communities to address complex problems across disciplines. Noteworthy achievements include her invitation by the American School Superintendents Assoc. to assist students and teachers to address community challenges in Puerto Rico post-2017 hurricanes. Recognized with awards from historical organizations, bankers, and student leaders, Maggie's expertise in place-based learning and co-design thinking shifts paradigms for thriving communities. Acknowledged by President Obama for environmental education, she received the Sousa Mendes Foundation’s Freedom Award for facilitating the next generation of rescuers. Her recent book, "Learning in the Age of Climate Disasters: Teacher and Student Empowerment beyond Futurephobia," delves into resilience strategies rooted in nature’s principles, offering a profound perspective on overcoming "futurephobia" and fostering positive change.

Danielle Parent - Director, Maine Resilience Center

Danielle Parent JD, LCSW serves as the Director of the Maine Resiliency Center operated by Community Concepts Inc (CCI). The Maine Resiliency Center was developed in the aftermath of the Mass Shooting that occurred in Lewiston Maine on October 25 th , 2023, and serves as a resource for victims, first responders and the community. Danielle has extensive experience in the development, implementation, and operations of programs and services particularly in the field of mental health and served as the Chief Growth Officer for Sweetser prior to joining CCI. She completed the Hanley Health Leadership Development course in 2020 and was the 2019 recipient of NAMI Maine’s Mental Health Leader award. Danielle graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Masters in social work and a Juris Doctorate in Law. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker.

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.

May 10th, 2024

9:00am - 4:00pm

In-person or virtual

Regatta Room

(FREE parking!)

28 Levesque Dr. Eliot, ME

$150 Early Bird Discount Registration

(before March 31, 2024)

Full rate is $175

In-person session includes lunch

6 CEUs available

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

At this conference, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of community resilience including its challenges and potential solutions
  • Hear inspiring stories and case studies that highlight successful community resilience initiatives
  • Share experiences and build valuable connections with others interested in community resilience. 
6 CEUs Available