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Third Annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference

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Third Annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference

On April 20 and 21,  the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College, along with the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County and title sponsor, Orlando Health, will welcome participants to the “Third Annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference”.

What started in 2019 as an idea to raise awareness about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Central Florida, has grown into a multi-sector collective impact movement led by a network of almost 100 organizations across the region. For the third year in a row, the conference will convene community participants to learn about evidence-based, trauma-informed research and local best practices for fostering long-term community resilience.

Keynote Speaker

Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion. She is the author of six books, including her newest, The Angel and The Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine(Random House/Ballantine, 2020), which illuminates recent groundbreaking discoveries that elucidate the biological link between our physical and mental health. She is also the founder and creator of Creating Your Healing Narrative: A Writing to Heal and Neural Re-Narrating™ Program.


All members of the Central Florida community are encouraged to attend. Early Bird Tickets are $100, Regular Tickets are $120. To register, please visit: Eventbrite. Virtual Exhibitor Ticket + Booth Package available.Registration is open until Monday, April 12.


Scholarships & Discounts:

2021 Conference Scholarship Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, April 6. Nonprofit and large group discounts are available, please inquire:  


CEUs for clinicians and Certificates of Attendance for all participants are being generously provided by University Behavioral Center.


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