Mel's Blog Gets Co-Opted: "Here Be Dragons!"
ACEs & Resilience Initiatives Mapping
In which Melanie skips her blog post in order to ask for your help in creating a comprehensive map of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resilience initiatives happening throughout the state and nationwide. Join us in The Mapping Room at Science of HOPE!
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Science of HOPE Hotel Deadline
Book your hotel room before it's too late!
This Sunday, March 27th is the last day to be able to book your hotel room for the Science of HOPE conference using the discounted conference rate!

To make reservations you can either click on this link, or call the hotel directly at 1-888-235-4465 and reference the group code FHG16.
The Science of HOPE Highlighted Workshops
Life after ACEs:  Perspectives on Resilience, Hope and Healing
Three Hour Symposium - Tuesday, April 19th

Given what we know about the developmental consequences and health outcomes associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), it's easy to believe that "the end is in the beginning." But ACEs are not the whole life story. Join us in exploration and dialogue about healing in the face of childhood adversity.

Presented by: 
Robert Anda, MD, MS 
Krista Goldstine-Cole, M.Ed

Healing Trauma Through Narrative
90 Minute Workshop - Wednesday, April 20th

This interactive workshop is designed for a range of education and health practitioners concerned with the impacts of trauma on children. As professionals committed to improving well-being, our ability to navigate stress, secondary trauma, and systems of oppression that negatively impact vulnerable populations requires continual reflective practice. In a variety of settings, we have the opportunity - and indeed, responsibility - to teach and model healthy navigation through daily and cumulative trauma. Such navigation requires personal commitments to reflective practice in our own lives, and a capacity to model - for children and adults - multiple methods of healthy survival. In this workshop, participants engage in narrative building strategies to courageously give voice to the trauma that has shaped us as professionals, and engage in practical strategies to foster critical voices in the youth, families and other adults we serve.

Presented by: 
Mona Jonson, MA, CDP 
Christopher Knaus, PhD

How Digital Storytelling can Enhance Health Training, Research, and Advocacy: An Intro
90 Minute Workshop - Wednesday, April 20th

In this introductory session, long-time StoryCenter staff member Amy Hill will talk about why personal stories are so compelling and how community-based public health and healthcare organizations can engage their clients and funders in bringing powerful, first-person stories into public viewing arenas. You will come away with:
  • A basic understanding of the theory, ethics, and practice of digital storytelling for health;
  • Insight about the multiplicity of ways that stories can be shared to effect change; and
  • An ability to describe key steps in designing effective digital storytelling programs, from hands-on production workshops to story distribution strategies.
Presented by: 
StoryCenterAmy Hill, MA 

The Science of HOPE
A Few of Our Presenters At-A-Glance
Laurence Steinberg, PhD 
Adolescence Expert, Author & Professor of Psychology at Temple University

Moshe Szyf, PhD
Leading Geneticist & Molecular Biologist at McGill University

Shawn Ginwright, PhD
Author, Activist, & Professor at San Francisco State University

Stephany Cuevas, Ed.M
Harvard Doctoral Student, Communities, Culture & Education

Craig Weber
Author, Consultant & Speaker

Chris Soderquist
Consultant & Trainer

Suzette Fromm-Reed, PhD
Community Psychologist & Associate Professor, National Louis University

James Caringi, PhD
Associate Professor at University of Montana & Coordinator of Qualitative Research at NNCTC

Chan Hellman, PhD
Associate Dean & Professor at University of Oklahoma

Mona Johnson, PhD
Director of Student Support, OSPI

Christopher Knaus, PhD
Professor of Education at University of Washington, Tacoma

Kathy Burgoyne, PhD
Senior Director of Applied Research, Foundation for Healthy Generations

Josue Guadarrama, MA
Counseling psychology Doctoral student, Washington State University

Robert Anda, MD, MS
Author, Consultant & CDC Senior Scientific Consultant

Amy Hill, MA
Documentary Filmmaker, Public Health Consultant, StoryCenter

Cathy Fromme, PhD
Principal of TrustWorks

Greg Williamson, MA
Assistant Director for Partnerships & Collaboration, WA State Department of Early Learning

Laura Porter
Senior Director - Learning Institute, Foundation for Healthy Generations

Robbi Kay Norman
Public Policy Consultant & Co-Principal of Uncommon Solutions

Bill Wright, PhD
Sociologist & Associate Director of Providence Center for Outcomes Research & Education

Learn More About The Science of HOPE

The Science of HOPE
1) Practitioners, educators and others in "helping roles," can build skills and acquire tools to be more effective and stay well while doing good

2) Support decision-makers in systems and organizations in critical decision making

3) Build the skills & acquire the tools to engage neighbors, community, and youth in hopeful, future-oriented action

Together, we will address the most complex problems of health equity.  Register Now!

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Continuing Education 
Clock Hours
Are you an administrator, principal, counselor, or teacher in the K-12 system?

By attending The Science of HOPE conference, you are eligible to receive 16.5 clock hours approved by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). 

Just let the registration desk know when you arrive and they will provide you with the necessary paperwork.  Register here.