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What you need to know

The 2023 local trauma-informed conference is open to all members of the Erie County community and will be a hybrid event on February 23, 2023.

This year's conference will focus on Restoring Hope Through Action, Advocacy, and Awareness.

The conference planning committee requests that all proposals for Breakout Sessions and Deep Dive Workshops meet one of the following conference goals:
  • Understand how individuals and organizations can play an active role in reducing the impact of trauma and building resilience
  • Identify strategies to create trauma-informed interpersonal, organizational, and/or systemic change
  • Build personal and organizational well-being to prevent burnout
  • Foster a greater sense of connectedness and hope for the future  
ECTIC is particularly interested in sessions that address the social determinants of trauma and how individuals can build resilience and restore hope in their current role. 

For example, sessions that mindfully address or bring awareness to mind-body connection and how individuals serving in any capacity (coach, teacher, student, caregiver, community activists, faith-based leader, etc.) have a role to play in taking action, advocating, and raising awareness to build individual and community resilience.
 
Session Topic Areas
  • Recognition of the impact of trauma on wellness (physical, mental, social, etc.)
  • Trauma-informed strategies for supporting individuals/ communities impacted by trauma
  • Advocacy initiatives, implementing policy changes and/or organizational culture development
  • Self-care, resiliency building, and/or post-traumatic growth
  • Leadership, mentorship, and/or supervision strategies that demonstrate trauma-informed principles in action
  • Innovative activities to build connectedness, relationships, engagement, and/or partnerships to buffer the impact of trauma in community and/or professional settings
All presentations should address healing-centered engagement that acknowledges the whole person (body, mind, spirit, etc.) and empowers individuals to raise awareness and ignite hope in their current role(s) by understanding the pervasive impact of trauma/ mental health on individuals across the life span. Priority will be given to sessions who address:

Timely, relevant, practical, and actionable steps to restore hope through action, advocacy, and awareness in trauma-informed and resilience-oriented ways.
Incorporate engaging educational methods.
Provide concrete takeaways and resources and/or demonstrate measurable outcomes.

Breakout sessions will be 75 minutes in duration and are training opportunities in which the presenter(s) lead participants through lecture, exercises and/or skill development in a given domain as the material relates to one of the above stated conference goals.

Deep Dive Workshops will be 2.5 hours and are learning opportunities in which the presenter(s) lead participants through lecture, exercises, allow for group participation and offer practice of practical implementation strategies of content learned.

Other key information:
  • Individuals/ groups may submit more than one proposal
  • Deadline to submit proposals is January 6th, 2023
  • Individuals/ groups will be notified on or before January 20th, 2023 whether your proposal has been accepted
For assistance or questions, please contact Nicole at NicolePlatz@AchievementCtr.Org

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* 1. Name of presenter(s) and credentials

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* 2. Presenter(s) email address

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* 3. Presenter(s) phone number

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* 4. Are the presenter(s) currently living or working in Erie County, PA?

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* 5. Title of Session

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* 6. Is your presentation a Deep Dive Workshop or Breakout Session?

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* 7. Category or intended audience of presentation:

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* 8. What level of learning is your presentation/ content?

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* 9. Description/ Abstract (250 words + identify how you will meet at least one of the conference goals)

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* 10. Please list three (3) measurable learning objectives for your training session:

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* 11. Will you have audience digital/ electronic handouts?

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* 12. Do you require accommodations for the presentation?

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* 13. Do you agree to having your presentation recorded and made available for attendees for up to 60 days post conference via our website?

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* 14. Please attach ONE document that has all presenters' resumes/ CVs included

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