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2019 COMMUNITY FORUM

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Washington State Convention Center

Please join us for the 2019 NW Children’s Foundation Forum, Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing. This community event features a keynote by Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University, with opening remarks by Seattle pediatrician and community leader Dr. Benjamin Danielson.

          

NWCF Forums bring together an extensive network of community members, including direct service and health care providers, first responders, educators, researchers, child welfare experts, policymakers and others, to address the evolution of trauma-informed care to include healing-centered engagement. Using the latest research blended with personal stories, this year’s Forum will focus on how children can experience trauma and healing, not only at the individual level, but also at the community level. 

We will explore how toxic environments and systems such as inequality, poverty, and racism are collectively experienced and therefore need a different approach to healing. Attendees will learn conceptual tools and practical strategies that support traumatized children, youth and the adults working with them, in a holistic and strength-based way.

11:30 AM to 3:00 PM  (10:45 AM registration)

Admission: $35  (includes box lunch)

Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6E
705 Pike St, Seattle WA 98101
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JOIN US AS A SPONSOR

We invite you to join us as a key partner in the NWCF Forum. The Forum is a unique opportunity to engage with an extensive network of community leaders, child-welfare experts, influential nonprofits and policymakers in lively discussion to address one of our region’s most pressing youth-related issues. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

FORUM RESOURCES

Visit our Community Resources web page for videos and additional resources from the most recent NW Children’s Foundation Forums and outreach events.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact the NWCF Office at 206-682-8447 or email kreimer@nwcf.org


COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON THE 2018 NWCF FORUM

NWCF’s 2018 Forum was a great success! There were 850 participants (600+ in person and 200+ via webstream), from a multitude of sectors within the child welfare field, to learn about infant and early childhood trauma:

“Thank you for your visionary leadership for the highly successful and valuable forum. Right afterward our program leaders were action-planning on how to carve out time for reflective supervision to encourage, reinforce and deepen trauma-informed practice.”

“I walked in feeling like a drop in a very big, tippy bucket, but I’m leaving feeling more like part of a bigger movement for change.”

“We have a public health crisis right now, and what NWCF does is monumental – they make science, information and networking available to a very diverse group of people. They create access to learning for many sectors and organizations by providing the Forum at a reasonable cost.”

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Premier Sponsors

Thomas V. Giddens Jr. Foundation

Benefactor

Leader

Patrons


Volunteer Sponsor


Webstream Sponsors

Patrons

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