In which Melanie gets downright "gritty" about grit research, Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, and the Presidential campaign and also learns a thing or two from john a. powell (which she generously shares!) and offers at least two guaranteed laughs and hug-worthy moments.
|Community Health Workers (CHWs): Building Healthier Communities
|Learn from CHWs at The Science of HOPE
We know it, communities see it first hand, and research proves it over and over again: community health workers are basically rock stars.
You may know them by a different name; perhaps they are
promotores(as) de salud, or community health advisors, or community health representatives. Whatever the title, we can typically agree that these are community members with a dedicated commitment to building healthier and happier communities.
Want to take time to learn
from CHWs and
how they effect change in their communities?
Come to the
Science of HOPE
, and e
specially check out the two workshops featured at the conference led exclusively by CHWs:
Authentic Voices in Advocacy:
Three Skills, Three Stories
"We are moving closer to justice and will have our impact when our communities can speak for themselves without fear."
- Michelle DiMiscio, CHW
What are three important elements in advocacy? As problem solvers, community organizers and allies, we invite you to identify the advocacy in your own story.
Together with the Children's Alliance, Community Health Workers from across the state welcome you to a powerful dialogue where you can walk away with the knowledge of how to a better advocate in your work and community.
Stories of Strength Despite Barriers: The Power of Social Connection
||Salishan Community Health Advocates coordinate a community bike derby
Social connections are all about the bonds we make and keep in our communities.
The more connected we are the healthier we are. Research shows positive social connection has a direct impact on our health. Positive social bonds are associated with lower blood pressure, stronger immunity, decreased risk of chronic disease and increased resilience. Social connection is especially important for advancing equity in our communities.
This workshop invites you to recognize and rely on social connection as a strength.
In the spirit of popular education, we believe you bring the wisdom, and we learn in community.
You will walk away having had the opportunity to share stories, lessons learned, and make valuable connections.
The conference is only
12 days away. Are you getting excited? We hope so! The conference offers two full days of high quality keynotes, workshops and skill-building symposiums to encourage an asset-focused learning community around health equity. Together, we will learn from the nation's leading scientists, practitioners and researchers about key health equity issues.
We can't tell you how excited we are for learning and connecting with hundreds of our closest friends. From policymakers, to community health workers, to educators and local public health leaders, the list is varied and filled with incredible people doing incredible work. We promise you will leave ready to engage neighbors, community and youth in hopeful, future-oriented action.
|ACEs & Resilience Initiative Mapping
We need your help in creating a comprehensive map of ACE & Resilience initiatives happening throughout the state and nationwide!
|A Few of Our Presenters At-A-Glance
Laurence Steinberg, PhD
Adolescence Expert, Author & Professor of Psychology at Temple University
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
Author, Consultant & Speaker
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
Principal Co-Investigator of original ACE Study, 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
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
1) Practitioners, educators and others in "helping roles," can build skills and acquire the 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.
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.