Community Resource Conference


Join us for HumanKind’s Community Resource Conference, Below the Surface, Roots of Resilience featuring keynote speaker, Julia Cook, award winning author, former teacher, school counselor and internationally recognized parenting expert.

The conference will be held at CVCC and runs 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on May 18, 2017.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines resilience as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. Resilience is impacted by any number of internal and/or external forces, affecting an individual’s ability to cope with the difficulties of life. This year’s conference keynote and breakout sessions will explore factors that affect resilience but will also equip participants with the knowledge and tools to strengthen coping skills and improve overall resilience. Some of the topics include:

  • The Impact of Incarceration on Social/Emotional Development
  • Nutrition: You Are What You Eat
  • The Impact of Positive Male Influence
  • Internet, Television & Technology:  How does it affect social/emotional development
  • Rhythm of Resilience: Using music-based interventions to build awareness and strength
  • And more!

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There are limited seats in each session, so register early!

Registration is $15 per participant and includes lunch and CEUs. All forms of payment are accepted upon registration. Registration is online only.

Please see here for Session Breakouts and Presenter Bios.



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