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Cultivating Resilience Conference

Thank you to all our guests who attended the conference, Cultivating Resilience, on October 21, 2019 at the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown. The event featured keynote addresses from Tonier Cain, former team leader for the National Center for Trauma Informed Care, and Dr. John Woodall, Founder and Director of the Unity Project, as well as a choice of workshops that dug deeper into the science and practice of building resilience. The conference was designed for case managers, social workers, clinicians, and other service providers.

As an advocate and educator, the morning keynote, Tonier Cain, works tirelessly to raise awareness about trauma informed care and she speaks all over the world on trauma, addiction, incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse and mental health. Her work has been used internationally as a model to establish trauma informed protocols and she is currently working to create international leaders in the field of Trauma Informed Care. To learn more about how Tonier Cain uses her life experience to make a difference for trauma survivors, watch this short but inspiring video.

The afternoon Keynote Dr. John Woodall is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, former faculty member at Harvard Medical School, will talk about his work developing the Unity Project, a resilience learning system that was developed to promote resilient strengths in youth. Also internationally known, Dr. Woodall has lectured, consulted and developed programs on resilient responses to crisis, human rights, conflict resolution and inter-ethnic dialogue across the US, in Central America, Canada, the Balkans, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories for universities, the US Department of State, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations.

The Registration fee of $150 includes light breakfast, lunch, and networking in the afternoon. CEUs from the National Association of Social Work and the Connecticut Certification Board will be available. Pre-registration is required.

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Follow the registration link above, or call 860 343-5500, ext. 1602 to register by phone. Please register by October 9, 2019.

For more information or to sponsor the event, email aldeblasio@theconnectioninc.org.

Conference registration (sign in and program pick up) will take place in the Usdan University Center, (building 64 on the map) beginning at 8:00 am. Break-out sessions will take place within three campus buildings which are next to each other: Usdan University Center, (building 64 on the map), Fayerweather (building 39 on the map), and Boger Hall (building 7 on the map). Conference attendees are asked to please park in the free visitor parking lot, lot V located on Vine Street.

Shuttle van service will be available from the V lot to Usdan University Center and back, during the arrival and departure times of the conference. You may also walk from lot V to Usdan via a walking path, following the signs placed along the way. Walk down Vine Street towards the tennis courts, and when you see a set of stairs, cross the street, and take the stairs to a paved walking path. Refer to the orange line drawn the attached map to find your way to Usdan University Center.

Driving directions to Wesleyan University V lot, for free visitor parking in a parking lot on Vine Street, Middletown, CT:

From Hartford and points North
Take I-91 South to Exit 22 for Route 9 Southbound. At exit 15, turn right onto Route 66/Washington Street. Turn left onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

From New Haven, and points South
Take I-95 North to I-91 North. At exit 18 take Route 691/66 East. Route 66 becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Take a right onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

Or take I-95 North to the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15 North) to Route 66 Eastbound. Take right onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

From Waterbury and points West
Take I-84 East. Take exit 27 to Route 691/66 East. Route 66 becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Take right onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

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