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UDVC Symposium: Build Resiliency, Not Walls

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
10:15 am MDT5:30 pm MDT
Marmalade Library, 280 W 500 N, SLC, UT 84103 (Parking available at church across the street)
UDVC Symposium: Build Resiliency, Not Walls

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

Please join this free symposium! Space is limited so please register ahead of time.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
10:15 am - 5:30 pm
At the Marmalade Library, 280 W 500 N, SLC, UT 84103 (Parking available at church across the street).

Build Resiliency, Not Walls: A symposium focused on helping all survivors of trauma.

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition and the Trauma Resiliency Collaborative are joining forces to provide a symposium focused on trauma-informed practices/programs that will be beneficial for all survivors of trauma, and organizations that work with victims of trauma. Please find the agenda below:

10:15am-10:30am: Jenn Oxborrow, UDVC Executive Director: Welcome, housekeeping, etc

10:30am-12pm: Anastasia Najarian: Save Some Buddy Program (a trauma-informed program to promote emotional regulation, encourage a sense of community, and prevent suicide)

SAVE SOMEBUDDY is a global initiative to simplify brain science into ordinary actions. Youth are taught to “save yourself and help a buddy” by practicing the program tools through a community focused buddy system intended to inspire a trauma-sensitive classroom and school environment. An ability to see through the eyes of others is imperative to understanding trauma. Therefore, survivors are potentially the best resource for sustainable solutions. Adult mentors from the community, who have experienced trauma, are trained to support youth. The program addresses the roots of conflict: self-sabotage, traumatic ordeal, and suicide (SOS) while placing responsibility for these concerns in the hands of the people. Many studies evaluating the dramatic rise in school-based violence, self-harm, and suicide suggest that adverse traumatizing childhood experiences contribute to lasting health, educational, and social problems throughout the lifespan (Feletti, et al., 1998). Prevalent societal decline calls for an urgent solution to benefit the social and emotional welfare of the next generation by curbing the enduring effects of toxic stress and intergenerational trauma passed on through epigenetics.

12pm-1pm: LUNCH (on own)

1:30pm-2:30pm: Yael Calhoun: Resiliency through Simple Stretching and Mindful Breathing.

Give yourself a simple stretching and mindful breathing break and leave with many free support materials to offer yoga as a healing tool both for trauma and vicarious trauma -- appropriate for all abilities, sizes, and ages. Experience how this mindful, body-based modality is part of the healing process. Learn some of the recent science supporting the use of this modality as a healing tool. Take home free resources to help people access and process feelings, learn to read and control core arousal signals, and feel safe in their bodies. These simple yoga breaks are for self-care and for use with clients.

2:30pm-4pm: Shanin Rapp: Trauma-informed care interventions and programming.

The presentation Shanin offers is a brief overview of what trauma is, and the commonality that trauma exists in the helping fields. She explains trauma-informed care interventions and programming, and the trauma-informed approach for organizations.

4pm-5:30pm: Dr. Susie Wiet: Seeking Safety & the Health Resiliency Stress Questionnaire.

Dr. Wiet will cover Seeking Safety programming, a fantastic work by Lisa Najavitz, Ph.D. that promotes resilience. We will also be discussing what it means to seek safety and how that affects and starts the healing process of brain and body.

The Health Resilience Stress Questionnaire (HRSQ©) is a clinical tool that can assist providers and programs to better understand their clients' perceptions about their ability to cope and how they view their health, as well as risk for post-traumatic stress and trauma history. Combined scores can help identify who may be in need of greater or lesser interventions, including self-empowering skill-building.

Our Impact in 2018

January 1-December 31
  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To bring hope, justice, and healing to victims of domestic violence murder by providing holistic non-profit legal representation in the civil, probate and family courts.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

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