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Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience


Apr 25, 2019


8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N. 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD of the Center for Youth Wellness

To mark the milestone of its 25th anniversary, Voices for Virginia’s Children will host the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience.  Voices is working closely with Greater Richmond SCAN, the Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT), Families Forward, and others to host a summit focused on both policy changes and practices that need to change to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote resilience. The Summit will be a key milestone in the Campaign for a Trauma-informed Virginia.

The morning of the summit with feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris of the Center for Youth Wellness and author of The Deepest Well. To provide context to Virginia’s efforts to improve trauma-informed policy and practice, members of the Northam administration and the General Assembly are invited to share their perspectives.

The afternoon will feature breakout sessions highlighting trauma-informed practice and policy change at the local and regional level and across sectors such as education, children’s mental health, health care and child welfare.


To build on the momentum of the local trauma-informed community networks, registration will open to community teams first. More information on how to register as a team or individual will be shared in the coming months.

Rooms have been reserved at the Downtown Hilton for this event. Look for more information on how to book hotel rooms with registration details to come.


There are still opportunities to sponsor the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. Click here for info: Trauma Summit Sponsorship Information

Please contact Katie Ferguson ( for more information.