Two Eyes for Seeing, Two Arms for Holding: Promotion of Relational Health in
Primary Care Presenter: Amy Shriver, MD. In order to address the public health
threat of toxic stress, caregivers, medical providers, and communities should adopt a
public health approach toward relational health and prioritize the development and
maintenance of safe, stable, nurturing relationships. This talk will reaffirm the
importance of the eco-bio-developmental framework for understanding wellness and
will address ways in which providers and communities can 1) support nurturing
relationships, 2) reduce external sources of stress on families, and 3) strengthen the
core life skills caregivers need to provide positive childhood experiences. (CDA 3)

Understanding the Science and Practice of Resilience Building Presenter:
Matthew Vasquez, PHD, LMSW. In the past decade, there has been a growing
interest among researchers in examining how resiliency can effectively combat the
effects of adversity, maltreatment, abuse, and traumatic experiences. Resilience factors
can include a person’s genetics, inherent strengths and inclinations, parental /social
supports, access to resources, and social and community ties, rituals, and customs.
Although we know these factors to be beneficial, knowing how to identify and foster
them in others can be unclear and at times difficult. This presentation provides an
overview of the current research on resilience, and will provide participants practical
ways to foster resilience in children and families. (CDA 3)

What About Me? My Wellbeing Presenters: RaeAnn Gordon, MSW-Trauma
Informed Specialization & Morgan Bryant, CTRS Participants will engage in handson learning to enhance wellbeing and quality of life in ways that are personally meaningful. This session will focus on an introductory to this program which is meant
to highlight each area of wellbeing (social/emotional, financial, and physical wellbeing)
and to help participants get started on what we call the wellbeing journey. We hope
you will identify one or two areas that you want to learn more about. (CDA 3)

What Trauma Looks Like: Is There Hope?, Presenter: Christa Hefel, MPH
Trauma effects children in many different ways. Learn from real stories of children who
have experienced trauma. Children may present symptoms that look like many other
diagnosis; through healing and time they were just symptoms of the effects of their
trauma. We discuss recovery, healing and all the infinite possibilities for children
despite their past. Take home activities for families will be offered. (CDA 3)

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