Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference

4th Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference

Supporting Adaptation, Transformation, & Health in the Wake of Trauma

The 4th Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference: Supporting Adaptation, Transformation, and Health in the Wake of Trauma, will be held virtually on July 16-17, 2021. This two-day event will feature a wide variety of workshops relevant to those working in mental health fields, social work, health, education, advocacy and more, as well as anyone interested in the emotional health and wellness of their community.

Conference registration and information is available at the main website (using the Whova platform). Speaker and session info will be updated regularly on the main site, which includes opportunities to connect with other attendees before, during and after the conference.

We are pleased to welcome Drs. Shawn Ginwright and Karen Treisman as our keynote speakers. 

Dr. Ginwright will present a live keynote titled "From Trauma-Informed Care to Healing-Centered Engagement" on the first day of the virtual conference.

Shawn Ginwright, PhD, is one of the nation’s leading innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development.

He is Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and a Senior Research Associate at San Francisco State University. Dr. Ginwright is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flourish Agenda, Inc., a national nonprofit consulting firm, whose mission is to design strategies that unlock the power of healing and engage youth of color and adult allies in transforming their schools and communities. Dr. Ginwright currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the California Endowment whose mission is to improve the health of California’s underserved communities.

Dr. Treisman will present a live keynote titled "The power and importance of hope, connection, and relationships" on the second day of the virtual conference.

Karen Treisman, MBE, is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health System and children’s services for several years.

Dr. Treisman has  worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. She is also the author of twelve books, including the bestselling book, The Therapeutic Treasure Box”, four sets of therapeutic card decks, and creators of six therapeutic soft cuddly toys.

She has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. Dr. Treisman also specializes in supporting organizations and systems to move towards becoming, and to sustain adversity, culturally and, trauma-informed, infused, and responsive practice. This work focuses on creating meaningful and multi-layered cultural and paradigm shift across whole systems. This was the focus of Dr Treisman’s Winston Churchill Fellowship. She was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship Travel Award which involved travel to several places in the USA to further study whole system and organizational approaches to trauma-informed and trauma-responsive care.  This topic is the focus of Dr Treisman’s newly released book A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: A Ready-to-Use Resource For Trauma, Adversity, and Culturally Informed, Infused and Responsive Systems.

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