Save the Date for our Building Resilience Event on Sept. 27, 2016!
Building Resilience: Restoring our Human Capacity to Heal
In 2015, the Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation, along with community ally Marnita’s Table, held two convenings on the topic of using whole person practices to heal from trauma. Over 500 people attended these sessions, and the resounding message was that this is the crucial conversation that is needed. In response to these lessons, and the increasing evidence of the links between trauma and health outcomes, the George Family Foundation is planning a third conference -- Building Resilience: Restoring our Human Capacity to Heal.
Building Resilience will take place at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm*. Registration will open in June. If you would like registration information emailed to you in June, click here.
The purpose of this event is to open a larger conversation among community members, funders and policy leaders about the role of integrative health and healing, or mind/body/spirit practices that are culturally relevant, in addressing the impact of trauma and improving health outcomes.
- Gail C. Christopher, DN, Senior Advisor and Vice President, W K Kellogg Foundation
- Henry Emmons, MD, Founder, Partners In Resilience
- Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C, Founder, The Heart Nest Wellness Center
Breakout sessions will be experiential and designed to increase knowledge of the efficacy of integrative practices in addressing trauma, showcase existing community models and explore new avenues of implementation.
Please check our website in June for more information.
*Times subject to slight change