Restoring Hope Through Action, Advocacy, and Awareness 

Call for Proposals 

The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for this year's hybrid event on February 23rd, 2023. Details are below.

Key information:

  • Individuals/ groups may submit more than one proposal

  • Deadline to submit proposals is January 6th, 2023

  • Individuals/ groups will be notified on or before January 20th, 2023 whether your proposal has been accepted


For assistance or questions, please contact Nicole at NicolePlatz@AchievementCtr.Org

Conference goals:

  1. Understand how individuals and organizations can play an active role in reducing the impact of trauma and building resilience

  2. Identify strategies to create trauma-informed interpersonal, organizational, and/or systemic change

  3. Build personal and organizational well-being to prevent burnout

  4. Foster a greater sense of connectedness and hope for the future  


ECTIC is particularly interested in sessions that address the social determinants of trauma and how individuals can build resilience and restore hope in their current role(s) (personal and/or professional). 
Session Topic Areas

  • Recognition of the impact of trauma on wellness (physical, mental, social, etc.)

  • Trauma-informed strategies for supporting individuals/ communities impacted by trauma

  • Advocacy initiatives, implementing policy changes and/or organizational culture development

  • Self-care, resiliency building, and/or post-traumatic growth

  • Leadership, mentorship, and/or supervision strategies that demonstrate trauma-informed principles in action

  • Innovative activities to build connectedness, relationships, engagement, and/or partnerships to buffer the impact of trauma in community and/or professional settings


All presentations should address healing-centered engagement that acknowledges the whole person (body, mind, spirit, etc.) and empowers individuals to raise awareness and ignite hope in their current role(s) by understanding the pervasive impact of trauma/ mental health on individuals across the life span. 


Meet the Speaker

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Dr. Anthony Mannarino

We are excited and honored to announce Dr. Mannarino as our 2023

Community Resilience Conference Keynote Speaker!


Dr. Mannarino is a world-leading expert in traumatic stress in children. He is the Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Mannarino has worked with child trauma since the 1980s. His research has focused on the clinical course of traumatic stress symptoms in children, and the development and implementation of effective treatment approaches. He is also one of the co-developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Full Bio Coming Soon!