Conference Info

In collaboration…

We would like to welcome you to attend the Together We Will and Childhood Conversations Conference 2018 joint conference.  This annual event takes place April 6th and 7th at the Hartford-Windsor Marriott in Windsor, CT. It is our hope that bringing these two conferences together will allow you to explore deeper content, make cross-sector connections, and gain perspectives on how to maximize connections within your community.

Our theme this year is “Facing Today’s Challenges, Embracing Tomorrows Success:

Children and Families Facing Trauma”. This topic will be explored from many different angles over the two day conference and include workshop sessions on supporting children with trauma, addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), how to become a trauma informed organization, social-emotional learning and resilience, neurobiology and brain development, and strategies to combat secondary trauma practitioners face, and many more.

Workshop sessions address the following specific groups: Parents, Parenting Educators, Early Childhood Teachers/Caregivers, Elementary Teachers, Mental Health Providers, After School Professionals, and Early Intervention Providers. The conference is open to anyone that shares an interest in the betterment of communities, children, and families.

We are excited to have Dr. Patsy Carter from the Missouri Department of Mental Health helping set the context for the conference in her Friday keynote address on Trauma and Child Development. She will also be hosting our Friday Afternoon Matinee screening of the Jamie Redford film, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” and leading a talkback session after the movie. Saturday morning Keynote Erik Clemons will help set the discussion on how to make sustainable change within communities through values based partnerships.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 conference. Please tell a friend about the event and come spend the day so that together we can have conversations that will help support the childhood that our children deserve.

The Childhood Conversations and Together We Will Conference Committee