Moving the Needle

Trauma Responsive Schools &
Communities Conference

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November 14 – 15, 2019
Wichita, Kansas

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How can we CHANGE THE FUTURE for our students, families, and communities facing trauma & poverty?




It’s about DOING

It’s about DECLARING TRAUMA AND POVERTY TO BE OVER in the stories of our students and families.

This TWO-DAY CONFERENCE is designed to provide tools, strategies, and connections to TRULY MOVE THE NEEDLE OF

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Meet Your Keynotes

Dr. Jacob Ham

Dr. Ham is a clinical psychologist & Director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience. He is a highly sought trainer and consultant on trauma-informed engagement and maintains an active clinical practice at Mount Sinai.

Katie Perez

An award winning elementary educator, Katie is now a coach and facilitator working across the country to share her vision on how the science of hope and engaged teachers can create resilient and empowered students.

Chuck Price

Chuck Price is a County Health and Human Services Director in Wisconsin, implementing & overseeing amazing changes focused on effective trauma informed approaches with families, staff, and beyond.

Speaker Spotlights

We’re asking some of our keynote speakers and breakout presenters to share a few highlights of their upcoming sessions. Catch them all here

Steve Hopkins

Steve Hopkins works as the Director of Barton County Core Life, assists with the Youth Corps Ministry, and believes places of worship can do better. His Moving the Needle session focuses on helping places of worship be welcoming and supportive of families in trauma and poverty. Find his session details on the conference Schedule page.

Carmen Zeisler

Carmen spends much of her time as the day to day coordinator of ESSDACK’s nine Learning Centers. She’s also a PBL guru, lover of all things MakerSpace, and works directly with students as an instructional coach. Her Moving the Needle session focuses on books that highlight healing and hope. Find her session details on the conference Schedule page.

Be part of the solution!

November 14 – 15, 2019 
WSU Metro Complex – Wichita, KS

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Experience hospitality at its finest at the Hotel at Old Town. Set in downtown Wichita, the Hotel at Old Town is one of the premier hotels in Kansas. Just minutes from the conference venue, it’s literally in the center of Wichita’s historic Old Town entertainment district.

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