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.