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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

Founder of the Center for Youth Wellness and CA’s Surgeon General

To mark the milestone of our 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 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 will feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder of the Center for Youth Wellness and author of The Deepest Well. She was just recently named the first surgeon general of California. To provide context to Virginia’s efforts to improve trauma-informed policy and practice, members of the Governor’s administration and the General Assembly are invited to share their perspectives on the policy panel.

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. Our agenda is still being finalized. Please also note that we are not able to offer Continuing Education Unit Credits for the conference. 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.    Registration/coffee

8:30 – 9:00             Welcome

9:00 – 9:45             Dr. Nadine Burke Harris gives keynote

9:45 – 10:15            Q&A

10:15 – 10:30          Break

10:30 – 11:30         Policy panel/Q&A

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:00 – 2:15             Breakout 1

2:15 – 2:30             Break

2:30 – 3:45             Breakout 2

3:45 – 4:45             Closing

Rooms have been reserved at the Downtown Hilton for this event. Here is the information to book hotel rooms with registration details.


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 katie_at_vakids_dot_org for more information.