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As NWCF enters its fourth decade of work, we’re harnessing the power of collaboration to lead the fight against child abuse and neglect, providing more opportunities for dedicated people to join hands and finds solutions together.

2020 COMMUNITY FORUM

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

11:30 AM – 4 PM (PST)

Washington State Convention Center & Webstream

 

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Webstream instructions have been sent out to all registered participants through our mailing list. If you are registered but did not receive  an email, please contact Halie Looper at hlooper@nwcf.org 

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 NW Children’s Foundation Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing. We’re thrilled to welcome back Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education and Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, as our keynote speaker, and Seattle pediatrician Dr. Ben Danielson as our panel moderator. Together, they’ll guide us through thought-provoking discussions, challenge our thinking and share their expert perspectives. 

      

Historical and intergenerational trauma is real and far reaching. The cumulative emotional wounding from generation to generation can contribute to many negative health outcomes for individuals including PTSD, depression and Type 2 diabetes – as well as impacting the community as a whole.

This year’s Forum will focus on the “how” of our work. How can we best understand and begin to address community trauma? What practical tools are available for those of us who work with children, youth and families to start the healing process?  

•  Delve into topics of racism, inequality and poverty and explore more collective approaches to healing.

•  Hear from a panel of community leaders who focus on healing in their approach to working with individuals, communities and systems.

•  Walk away with concrete strategies that support children and youth (and the adults working with them) in a holistic, strength-based way.

 

ANNOUNCING OUR PANELISTS!

Hear from key community leaders as we delve into racism, inequality and poverty and explore more collective approaches to healing:

Jan Olmstead, MPA 
Consultant, American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
Native-informed healing interventions

Janine M. Jones, PhD, NCSP, LP 
Professor and Director, School Psychology Program at the University of Washington
Culture as a resilience factor for healing

Saroeum Phoung 
Founder and CEO, PointOneNorth Consulting LLC
Peacemaking Circles, healing and transformation in communities facing violence, racism, inequity

ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN OUR 2020 FORUM

Click here to see organizations registered as of Feb 6, 2020

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS 

– MERIT Training approved for 4 STARS Credits

– Approved for 4 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.

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.

QUESTIONS?

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



Watch the 2019 NW Children’s Foundation Forum video here:

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

 
        

        



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