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Call for Presentations | 2022 MS Virtual Trauma Informed Care Conference
February 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST
2022 Virtual Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference
“Finding Hope in a Never Ending Storm”
September 21 – 23, 2022
Call for Presentations
For the past 8 years, several state and local agencies have joined together to host the annual Trauma Informed Care Conference. Each year, the premier conference has brought together over 400 – 500 diverse participants representing a wide array of service providers.
This year’s theme, “Finding Hope in a Never Ending Storm” continues to use the “Storm” as the analogy for “Trauma” as with previous year’s theme as well as focusing on the current mental health crisis heightened by the pandemic.
These unprecedented times have been a struggle for everyone! The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic effect on mental health has been substantial. There has been a 400% increase of reported symptoms of anxiety or depression disorder among adults and up to a 30% increase of ER visits by children for mental health issues.
Hope is defined as an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. Through innovative and thought-provoking sessions, it is our expectation the conference will stimulate the process of reclaiming hope to attendees. This includes inspiring hope that survivors can and do recover, practicing self-care when you feel your hope is slipping due to burnout, and applying principles of Trauma Informed Care to respond effectively and prevent further trauma.
The 2022 Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference planning committee is seeking 60 – 90
minutes keynote presentations and 60 – 90 minutes breakout sessions. The sessions should be
designed for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Juvenile Justice Personnel – judges, counselors, administrators, probation officers, Educators – teachers, administrators, counselors, Domestic Violence and other advocates, Parents/Guardians/Foster Parents/Resource Parents. Community and Faith Based, Peer Support Specialists and Survivors and family members.
The committee is particularly seeking sessions that can be replicated, outcome based and address critical issues of importance in creating a trauma informed system of care.
Include a resume or vita, brief bio for introductions, and submit all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.