Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative Symposia

October 2014: 

The Health and Resiliency Symposium: Growing a Trauma-Informed Community (October 2014), was wildly successful, despite a limited budget and no charge to attendees. The itinerary included national experts (Academy on Violence and Abuse [AVA] board members) in the morning; collaborative lunch; and local experts (private and public sector) and three panels in the afternoon. The afternoon included three outstanding panels that were comprised of multidisciplinary professionals, leaders of state agencies, and trauma survivors. The latter focused on how signs of trauma were missed that could have led to earlier recovery and recognition of each survivor’s resiliency. The 2014 symposium was successful in identifying additional partners who shared common interest in Utah’s becoming a trauma-informed state. 


May 2017:

The Next Steps Symposium: A Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-Focused Community was again hosted free of charge to attendees. The agenda was expanded to include one-and-one-half days of programming, which was focused especially on next steps for Utah, particularly following passage of House Concurrent Resolution 10 (HCR010) in March 2017 during the Utah State legislative session. 


The first day's agenda featured nationally recognized keynote speakers (Academy on Violence and Abuse [AVA] board members) as well as local experts on trauma-informed and resiliency-focused practices. The afternoon session featured local experts on specific populations, a trauma-survivor panel, and two panel discussions on action and agencies in the community. The second day's agenda was participatory in nature, and included roundtable mock-case discussions, a representative from Sanctuary Institute, several talks from local speakers, and two mini practica.

TRC Symposia: Content

2017 Program & Agenda

View the two-page PDF version of the programming and agenda for the one-and-one-half-day Next Steps Symposium, which was held in May 2017. 

2017's Next Steps Symposium: Speaker Videos

Susie Wiet, MD: Neurobiology of Resilience: Changing Long-Term Health Outcomes of Trauma

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Wiet's talk at the 2017 Next Steps Symposium.

Carol Anderson, M.Ed.: The Educational System and the Importance of Building Resiliency

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Carol Anderson's talk at the 2017 Next Steps Symposium.

Robert W. Block, MD: Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress: Building Resiliency—A Health Perspective

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Block's talk at the 2017 Next Steps Symposium.

Randell C. Alexander, MD, PhD: Prevention, Protective Factors, Ending Corporal Punishment

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Alexander's talk at the 2017 Next Steps Symposium.

2014 Symposium: Speaker Videos

Randy Alexander, MD, PhD

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Alexander's talk at the 2014 TRC Symposium.

Carol Anderson, MEd

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Carol Anderson's talk at the 2014 TRC Symposium.

Kathy Franchek-Roa, MD

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Franchek-Roa's talk at the 2014 TRC Symposium.

Tasneem Ismailji, MD, MPH and David Corwin, MD

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Drs. Ismailji's and Corwin's talks at the 2014 TRC Symposium.

Brooks Keeshin, MD

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Keeshin's talk at the 2014 TRC Symposium.

Brian Miller, PhD

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Miller's talk at the 2014 TRC Symposium.

Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson, PhD

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Dr. Vogel-Ferguson's talk at the 2014 TRC Symposium.

Kristan Warnick, CMHC

The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) has kindly hosted videos of talks from TRC's past symposia on its Vimeo account. Follow the link below to view Kristan Warnick's talk at the 2014 TRC Symposium. Kristan is founder of Utah's Trauma Informed Care Network.