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Convening at the Intersection of Trauma, Faith and Resilience

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1901 W Carroll Ave

1901 West Carroll Avenue

Chicago, IL 60612

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Convening a collaboration to bring Trauma, Faith, and Resilience to the forefront of our Connection, Learning, Healing and Service

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Iva Carruthers, a founding trustee and General Secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, an interdenominational organization within the African American faith tradition focused on social justice issues.

Over three years we have been nurturing The Faith, Trauma and Resilience movement. We invite you to join us, and celebrate the blossoming and blooming of our learning.

Connect with our discoveries and learning.

Learn together and build concrete actions to Heal and support. Resilience for our members and communities.

Heal and nourish our own Spirits

Prepare ourselves to Model and Guide transformation across our communities.

The day will provide the opportunity to network, hear inspiring speakers and attend workshops. Please indicate the two workshops you'd like to attend when purchasing your ticket:

Plenary Sessions: Connecting to Self, Connecting to Others, Connection to Higher Purpose by Dr. Hema Pokharna, Coaching for Leadership, Resilience and Vitality

Through three plenary sessions led by Dr. Pokharna, participants will gather and explore how they can be the peace they wish to see in the world, how they can speak peace in a world of conflict and how they can express their loving that makes the biggest difference for themselves and the world.

Option 1: Dealing with Domestic Violence in the Parish. Father Chuck Dahm, Pastor, St. Pious V Catholic Church

Option 2: Eight Blocks at a Time: A Community-Based Approach to Building Resilience. Rev. Dr. Carolyn Vessel, Founder and CEO, I AM ABLE

Option 3: Nurturing Psychological and Spiritual Wellness in the Muslim Community. Dr. Fahad Khan, Deputy Director and Clinical Director, The Khalil Center

Option 4: Restorative Justice Practices: A Relationship-Building Approach. Minister Attorney Michelle Day, Founder and CEO, Nehemiah Trinity Rising

Option 5: Resilience and Healing for Those Who Provide Support for Others. Rev. Staycie Flint, Chaplain, Advocate Children’s Hospital

Option 6: Recognizing and Healing Inequities & Oppression in Faith Communities. Rabbi Menachem Cohen, Mitzuit Jewish Community, Spiritual Director, Game Designer

Option 7: Liturgy, Ritual and Prophetic Communication as Approaches to Healing. Rev. Dr. Lis Valle, Assistant Professor of Homiletics, McCormick Theological Seminary

Option 8: Addiction, Recovery and Healing—Practices and Approaches in the Jewish Tradition. Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury, Anshe Tikvah

Share Your Wisdom at the Share Fair

Share your resources, programs and experiences. Show what it means to be trauma informed and healing engaged. You will have half of an eight-foot table to display materials and showcase what you are doing. To participate in this free opportunity, complete the Resource Share Fair Application by January 10 at https://bit.ly/38YoCSy.

Be a Sponsor

Increase awareness of your organization and its mission. Support the trauma-informed movement. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kirsten Peachey at 630-929-6017 or kirsten.peachey@advocatehealth.com.


Volunteers are needed to assist with registration and logistics for the day. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Octavia Tyson at Octavia.Tyson@cityofchicago.org.

Light breakfast and lunch provided.

$30.00 For Attendees

$15.00 For Students

Refund Policy: No refunds available after purchase.

The location is abilities accessible.

For questions or scholarship information contact, Octavia Tyson at Octavia.Tyson@cityofchicago.org.

This event is sponsored by:

Advocate Aurora Health

Chicago Department of Public Health

Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma

Trauma-Informed Congregations Network

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